What Happens When This Glass Cube Spins Is Odd, But Totally Amazing

There are plenty of people in the art world who blend traditional artistic methods with state-of-the-art digital animation, but there are relatively few who can create moving images without digital editing.

But conceptual artist Thomas Medicus pulls it off perfectly. By creating hand-painted images, placing them behind refracted glass, and combining all of that work into one cube, he achieves a visual effect unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

The material that he used to create this piece is stunning in its own right.

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But what’s inside really sets it apart.

Each one of these images was created by hand, and every one has an anamorphic counterpart.

Seeing them next to each other reveals the intricacy of his technique.

The best part of all is watching each pair blend seamlessly into the next.

To see this incredible cube in action, check out the artist’s video below:

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To see some behind-the-scenes images and more incredible work by Thomas Medicus, be sure to check out his website. For daily updates, follow the artist on Instagram!