What is a CMY Cube?
In the 1960s, American artist, Vasa Mihich, developed techniques for working with coloured forms based on simple Euclidean shapes.
With an advanced understanding of optical complexities, Vasa has become, in the words of Henry Seldis, former art critic of The Los Angeles Times, "the most sensuous and sensational colorist of the southern California artists working in plastic." His work was included in the seminal exhibition American Sculpture of the Sixties at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1967 and in other museums and university exhibits.
These Vasa inspired CMY Cube use primary colours Cyan, Magenta & Yellow (CMY) and are created to help view life & light through a different lens.
To completely appreciate and experience these cubes, hold the cube before light or dip it into a sunbeam to bathe the room in a shifting spectrum of colour.
I saw someone holding the cube between their fingers on reddit, spinning the cube. I knew in that moment: I want to spin a cube! Now that I own the cube, I'll admit, it looks beautiful (especially when spun, it's very pretty). However, the corners are very sharp, and they hurt my fingers. It kinda hurts to spin it, but it hurts so good... because it's very pretty. I'm happy with this strange & pretty product! It looks exactly how I imagined it would, and it's very pleasing. It sits on my desk and looks pretty... what more could you want from a colourful cube?! A1 stuff!
Dieser Würfel ist ein nettes Gimmick für alle Design Interessierten. Je nachdem, wie man den Würfel hält, sieht man die Farben der additiven und subtraktiven Farbmischung. Dafür benötigt man nur ausreichend Licht. Leider fehlt ein Standfuß, was schade ist, denn so würde der Würfel nur ganz langweilig auf einer Fläche liegen. Der Versand war recht schnell. Innerhalb von 4 Wochen war das kleine Päckchen da und konnte auch problemlos an eine Paketstation geliefert werden. Probleme mit dem Zoll gab es ebenfalls nicht.
Great quality, good weight to it, a fun little ornament and mesmerizing to look at in all sorts of lighting conditions. It’s a little pricey for what it is, but it feels very well-made and, as long as you’re not expecting much more than a colorful cube that is really really cool to look at, I’d say it’s definitely worth a buy.
Impulse-bought one of the larger cubes, no regrets here. Doubles as a cool camera filter!
It looks great. It’s a fun little distraction.