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Sculpture of Two Hands Incredibly Reflected Through Anamorphism

Maternal Hands is an anamorphic sculpture by Johannesburg-born, London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz that features a distorted figure whose reflection in a central cylinder reveals a metallic pair of hands. With two pieces swirling around the pole, rising from the center of the base, one is clearly an outstretched hand while the other is a less distinguishable figure.

As part of his Anamorphism series, the abstract form is a warped version of its reflection. It is both a work of art and an optical illusion that offers a deceptively new perspective on the visual configuration. The two hands, though greatly contrasting in physical shape and size, are both seemingly ordinary and nearly identical in their reflections on the curving cylinder.

Jonty Hurwitz website


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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