Art is subjective. What one person loves, another may see as garbage. Beauty is also in the eye of the beholder. One person may love an idea, another will hate it. This video of an anamorphosis is nothing short of amazing. It truly looks like the biggest trash heap ever. Nothing here even seems to fit or have anything to do with art. Therein lies the surprise. This group of objects has become a lovely portrait. It is truly the most remarkable thing ever. A anamorphosis is a distorted object that requires a certain view. If you look at it from the side, you will see a junk heap. You must have the focused view from the front. It is the best optical illusion ever. You can see whatever you wish in life. If you slow down and look for beauty, you can be amazed. Leonardo da Vinci was the first known artist to use the idea of anamorphsis. He created some of the greatest works of art the world has ever known. His piece called “Leonardo’s Eye” is a anamorphsis. You have to see it with a certain point of view. If you look in the wrong spot, you see trash. Look in the correct manner, and you see beauty. The anamorphosis created here is made from tires, furniture, broken sculpture and rods. How that creates a face is beyond imagination. The point is the beauty of the creation. You can make anything lovely if your heart is in the right place. Maybe this also speaks to what we value in this world. Can there be beauty in all things? Can you find something precious in the most dire of situations? This is a social problem, but it does matter.
This trash heap that becomes the picture of the man looks like it came from a dump. Maybe it did. Does it matter where it came from or how it got there? If beauty can be created from anything, who cares from where it came? All that should matter is the final result. Something ugly became truly a piece of real beauty. This could become a priceless work of art. A trash heap on the side of the road could even become an exhibit at a museum. Maybe this speaks to what we value as a society. We do not need expensive art to make us happy. We can take what speaks to us, and have it be a real thing of beauty. All it takes is finding what speaks to our sense of beauty and to our heart. It truly is that simple. We can find beauty in anything if we look far enough. Beauty can be priceless no matter where we get it.