Sand Cube

Anamorphosis, Video 29 June 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

This huge anamorphic work of sand art was created on the Pléneuf Val André beach in Northern France with the intention of eliciting the curiosity of people on vacation.  It should go without saying that it accomplished its goal.

With the help of some advanced calculation and several people with shovels, this “cube” slowly came to life over a very large span of sand during low tide.  This “Sand Cube” impressed onlookers and beach-goers for a few days until the ocean’s high tides finally destroyed this work of art forever.  The town’s Office of Tourism was pleasantly surprised and impressed as it attracted many people to the beach who wanted to witness it for themselves before it was completely reclaimed by the sea.

More photographs of the “Sand Cube” from various angles can be seen below.  It is enjoyable to see how the general public reacts to this unique piece of anamorphic work of art.

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Algae by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Estimation 9 June 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

The six thin strips within this circle, created by Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka, appear to tilt alternately.  In reality, each of the strips are all parallel with one another.  It certainly does not appear that way, but if you hold up a straight edge to the side of each of them, you will see that they are all perfectly straight and parallel.

(via Akiyoshi Kitaoka)

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World For All Advertising Campaign

Ambiguous 30 May 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

I originally saw this series of images on the homepage of  Optical Spy while searching for new optical illusions to post on this blog.  I wasn’t sure if this was something that they created internally, or if they were something that they had found elsewhere on the Internet.  It looked like a series of professionally-shot photographs, so I figured that it might be part of some larger advertising campaign.  Upon further digging, I quickly discovered that the three photographs in this post were used as part of an awareness campaign for “World For All”, an organization that finds loving homes from stray animals in Mubai, India.

The photographs themselves are credited to Amol Jadhav and in each of them, a series of people are interacting with one another.  Take a look, however, at the white space between these people and see if you notice anything else hidden within each picture.

Two additional images from this advertising campaign can be found below.

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A New Wall by István Orosz

Impossible 23 May 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Have a look at this piece of impossible architecture drawn by István Orosz and try to figure out how it was built.  Obviously it could not be constructed in the real world, but fortunately on paper (or on your  screen) this type of design can absolutely exist.  Notice how each of the three doorways are facing in completely different (and perpendicular) directions.  István has created drawings with similar perspective inconsistencies before.  If you would like to see more of these, be sure to check out his Corner House and Impossible Tower.

(via Utisz)

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Refraction Stereogram by Gene Levine

Stereo 5 May 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

Here’s a new stereogram from Gene Levine.  There is no hidden image here, but if you stare at it, the individual columns will fuse together to form a 3D image of the woman diving into the water.  This image took Gene quite a bit of time to create, but I think the end result was absolutely worth the effort involved.

(via Gene Levine)

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Love You to Pieces by Andrew Myers

Composite, Video 1 May 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

We previously featured another piece created by Andrew Myers called An Artist’s Winter.  He has traditionally used an very unlikely medium for his artwork – painted screws.  That makes this work the first of its kind for Andrew.  Myers created this composite portrait using broken recycled wood pieces.  He meticulously arranged, painted, attached to steel rods, and inserted into a wood panel at different lengths to create a three dimensional image.  The final piece is quite large measuring 36″ x 36″.

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Good and Evil by John Langdon

Ambiguous 26 April 2017 No Comments Yet - Share Your Thoughts

This oil painting, created by John Langdon more than a decade ago in 2006, features two different interpretations.  At first glance, this is a painting of a man’s face with very big ears.  If you look closely, you may also see two different words incorporated into this ambiguous painting.  The man’s ears and eyes can be interpreted to form the word “GOOD” (with the eyes forming the two 0’s).  At the same time, his eyes (forming the upper-case letter E), nose, mouth, and chin form the word “EVIL” in a completely different direction.

(via John Langdon)

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