Karen Mortillaro’s Bronze Sculptures & Anamorphia

A few weeks ago we blogged about the Arne Nixon Center’s Alice exhibitions currently on display in Fresno, California. One of the artists featured in the collection is Karen Mortillaro, who does amazing “anamorphic” bronze sculptures. What is anamorphosis, you might ask?

Over the past thirteen years, Mortillaro has been exploring anamorphia. A concept taken from the past-from the Chinese, the Greeks, the Renaissance masters, and the 17th Century French-and brought it to the 21st Century. She literally has lifted the image from a flat page and made it a truly three-dimensional form.

If Fresno is not in your travel itinerary, Mortillaro’s website, www.karenmortillaro.com, has many images of her work in an anamorphic gallaery and a sculpture gallery, most of which is of Lewis Carroll characters.

Look under the News and Updates section of her site to see a rotating image of the 3D anamorphic art, and an explanation of the current project:

The Alice in Wonderland Bronze Collection is very pleased to announce the addition of anemographic sculptural illusions. Watch for the first release of this amazing art form. All twelve chapters will be explored, starting with Chapter I, “Alice Down the Rabbit Hole.” This is an extraordinary addition to the collection. Mortillaro is very pleased to announce this exciting new addition to the Alice in Wonderland Bronze Collection. If you have never experienced an anemographic illusion, you are in for a real treat.