Pointed Sense by Noma Bar

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Pointed Sense by Noma Bar

Israeli graphic artist Noma Bar produces visually-striking and simple illustrations that take full advantage of negative space.  In this example, titled Pointed Sense, Noma captures a scene which he saw once where a male black labrador tucked his nose behind a female white labrador and gave her a good sniff.  Her tail was up over […]

Tiger Hand Print Illusion

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Tiger Hand Print Illusion

This image looks like someone dipped their entire hand in black ink and then pressed it firmly on a white sheet of paper.  When they removed it, however, something remarkable could be seen in the print… an image of a tiger trotting toward you.  The four fingers make up the legs of the tiger and […]

Rotating Faces / Vases Optical Illusion

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Rotating Faces / Vases Optical Illusion

We featured a post last year about ambiguous metal sculptures that can be created using photographs of your own face.  The sculptures can either look like two faces looking at each other, or a vase (or candlestick if you have a look at the post referenced above).  The design is based on psychologist Edgar Rubin’s […]

Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

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Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

Self-taught artist Humberto Machado enjoys working with many types of mediums but finds creating ambiguous drawings to be the most fun and the biggest challenge.  Using negative space in this drawing, he presents both an angry (hungry?) lion and a cheerful monkey swinging from a tree branch that occupy the same space. One of my […]

10 Faces Found in Random Places

Ambiguous 14 March 2014 0 Comments

10 Faces Found in Random Places

Chances are, you see things on a daily basis that resemble other things.  This phenomenon is known as pareidolia and occurs when something meaningful is found in something that otherwise is not very meaningful.  One of the most common occurrences of pareidolia is when inanimate objects (such as clouds, rocks, or buildings) look like faces.  […]

Two Buildings Optical Illusion

Ambiguous 20 February 2014 0 Comments

Two Buildings Optical Illusion

The photograph below shows two different buildings, one on the left and one on the right.  After taking a careful look at it, can you figure out which building is in the foreground of the photograph and which is in the background?

Butterfly Apple by Vladimir Kush

Ambiguous 16 December 2013 0 Comments

Butterfly Apple by Vladimir Kush

Vladimir Kush’s deceptive paintings typically feature ambiguous scenes that present multiple meanings.  Kush, born and raised in Russia, graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts after serving in the Russian military.  His artwork is available through several Kush Fine Art galleries located in Maui, Hawaii, Laguna Beach, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada (two locations).  In […]