John Edmark's endeavor is to share the joy of discovery and amplify our awareness of the sometimes tenuous relationships between facts and perception. He does this through Blooms on a turntable and a strobe light.
Blooms: Strobe-Animated Sculptures
The placement of the appendages was critical for the success of the animation effect. To achieve this accuracy, Edmark developed the shapes in 3D software and then printed the sculptures and set them to a specific rotational speed.
With each petal arranged around a central core at an angle of 137.5 degrees from top to bottom, Edmark has successfully used 3D printed sculptures to create an optical illusion.