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Low Flying Plane

Shadow 22 January 2015 0 Comments

Low Flying Plane

Why is this plane flying so low to the ground?  It looks like an extremely dangerous maneuver. The plane is actually flying high above the ground. What appears to be the plane’s “shadow” is a lake far below in the background.  This image was provided courtesy of Robert Ausbourne.

Shadow Art by Teodosio Sectio Aurea

Shadow 27 January 2014 0 Comments

The Vitruvian Man

In 2013, Teodosio Sectio Aurea created an enigmatic, DNA type puzzle, consisting of 350 small, metallic balls.  The end result appears to be a colorful jumble of balls arranged in an odd formation. But when this design is lit from the correct angle by a light source, a shadow of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous sketch […]

Floating Boxes Optical Illusion

Shadow 23 August 2013 1 Comment

Shadow Boxes

The two illustrations below are nearly identical.  The only difference between these two images is the placement of the square shadows beneath each of the cubes.  In the upper image, the square shadows are placed just below the cubes making them appear to be hovering slightly above the checkered-pattern surface.  In the lower image, two […]

Shadow Art by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Shadow 25 July 2013 0 Comments

Youngman by Tim Noble & Sue Webster

Making creative use of a wooden stepladder, discarded wood, and a light projector, Tim Noble and Sue Webster created an identifiable image of a young man in shadow.  The British artists have been working together since 1986 when they met at art school.  In 2009, each was awarded an honorary Doctor of Art degree from […]

A to Z by Kumi Yamashita

Shadow 1 March 2013 0 Comments

A-to-Z by Kumi Yamashita

In this sculpture created by Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita, the shadows cast by a group of carved wooden letters form the profile of a face when lit by a single light source (from the right).  Her artwork frequently uses simple objects, light and shadow to form human profiles and other likenesses. More of her artwork […]

Flying Carpet Optical Illusion

Shadow 10 July 2012 0 Comments

Flying Carpet Optical Illusion

Does it look like the woman in this photograph is standing on a flying carpet? The shadow is from a flag and flagpole while the rug that the woman is standing on is firmly on the sand.  At first glance, it appears that the shadow and the rug are related to one another, giving the […]

Checker Shadow Illusion

Color,Shadow,Video 5 June 2012 0 Comments

Checker Shadow Illusion

The checker shadow illusion was originally published by MIT professor Edward H. Adelson in 1995.  It presents two squares that are the same shade but appear to be quite different from one another.  The video below demonstrates the illusion as a light square in a shadow is moved to reveal that it is the same […]