Midnight Walker by Chow Hon Lam

Ambiguous 25 January 2016 0 Comments

Midnight Walker by Chow Hon Lam

Is this clown on the tightrope walking upside down or right-side-up?  Without the placement of the moon, you might just assume that the black space in between the buildings is the ground.  But since the moon is there, it almost feels as though you are on the ground looking up toward the tops of the […]

A Very Lively House

Ambiguous 7 January 2016 0 Comments

A Very Lively House

This interesting house has features that make it appear to look like a face.  The two rounded windows on the roof look like eyes and the woodwork located over the window resemble a smiling mouth.  When I saw this pictures, I almost noticed the face before the actual architecture.  I would be curious to know […]

Soundscapes by Erik Johansson

Ambiguous 10 December 2015 0 Comments

Soundscapes by Erik Johansson

Photographer and Photoshop expert Erik Johansson recently created this work titled Soundscapes.  The “soundwaves” coming from the the old school gramophone morph into trees in the background as they move from left to right.  Two gentlemen in the foreground are carrying a large record toward the antique sound machine.  I might recommend some iTunes gift […]

Deluged by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 22 November 2015 0 Comments

Deluged by Rob Gonsalves

In this painting by Rob Gonsalves, the scene in the foreground presents an entirely different meaning than the scene in the background.  This type of transition is pretty common in all paintings from Gonsalves.  If you look toward the back of the image, it appears to be an open body of water – maybe even […]

Ambiguous Garage Roof

Ambiguous,Video 26 October 2015 0 Comments

Ambiguous Garage Roof

Kokichi Sugihara from Meiji University in Japan created this video of an ambiguous garage roof which completely changes in appearance when its reflection is viewed in a mirror.  Viewed one way, the roof appears to be round while it seems to be corrugated when viewed from the opposite angle.  The actual shape is neither round […]

Mouth of Flower by Octavio Ocampo

Ambiguous 27 August 2015 0 Comments

Mouth of Flower by Octavio Ocampo

Today’s optical illusion is another wonderful painting from Mexican artist Octavio Ocampo.   His surreal and metamorphic paintings often can be interpreted in multiple ways.  What do you see first when you look at the image below?  Do you see some flowers and a butterfly or the face of a beautiful woman?  I always see the […]

The Ambiguous Cat

Ambiguous 4 May 2015 0 Comments

The Ambiguous Cat

Take a quick look at this cat on a stairway.  Do you think that the cat is climbing up the stairs and heading down the stairs?  Depending on how you look at it, you can probably perceive either to be true.  Maybe there are some clues on the photograph that could help you draw your […]