Stretched Perspective

Craft & Design
Stretched Perspective

Jonty Hurwitz hand

There’s more to the curious sculptures of London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz than first meets the eye, which becomes apparent when a reflective surface steps in to put things into perspective. Hurwitz utilizes mathematical algorithms in conjunction with historic methods of manipulating the perspective of an image in order to create anamorphic sculptures that hide realistic images in plain sight. These mind-bending sculptures depict objects that have been elongated and distorted in three dimensions, so the intended image is only revealed when seen from the correct angle in the reflective cylinder. In programming terms, it is as if Hurwitz’ imagery has been encrypted with an anamorphic code that has to be decoded by the appropriate optical devices.


Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

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