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Op art, aka optical art, uses repetitive geometrical entities such as curves, lines and other geometric shapes to create  eye-stimulating images. Sometimes our confused brains interpret the visual information  as illusion, giving rise to Op art that utilizes optical illusions. Op art evolved out of Pop art in the 1960's and developed its own school of artists.

 Other Op artists: Jesús-Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz Diez, Youri Messen-Jaschin, Julio Le Parc, M.C. Escher, Julian Stanczak, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Agam, Daniel Burren, Nicolas Schöffer. Peter SedgelyBridget Riley

Compare with the image below, which was created on Max.

This sculpture is fully functional.

This scupltural arrangement of rings was created simply by rotating a frame formed with 3 rings at right angle to one another. The Z axis is translational while the X,Y axes are rotational.

You can realize this form on stereolithography, a technique in which creates a tangible 3-D object from a CAD drawing by directing ultraviolet laser radiation onto a vat of polymer resin (liquid plastic). 

Front View

 Side view