Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object.
One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture’s obsession with youth and beauty.
Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world’s smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years.