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 […]

Wolverine… or 2 Batmen?

Ambiguous 16 March 2015 0 Comments

Wolverine... or 2 Batmen?

I remember seeing this image floating around the Internet a while back and recently stumbled across it again.  It is a really well illustrated ambiguous drawing.  Do you see Wolverine from the X-Men or two Batmen (would that be the plural of Batman?) staring at one another in front of a yellow background? If anyone […]

Echoes From the Woods

Ambiguous 9 March 2015 2 Comments

Echoes From the Woods

This design by Malo and the Whale was submitted to Threadless as a potential candidate for a t-shirt design.  The reflection of the trees, moon, and buildings in the adjacent lake create a very interesting scene.  Do you notice unique about it? (via Threadless)

A Band on Sanity

Ambiguous,Animation 26 January 2015 0 Comments

A Band on Sanity

This animation of an impossible ribbon was created by Erwin Bonsma.  Depending on how you look at it, this ribbon can be perceived as rotating in two different ways.  He credits the original idea to M.C. Escher’s print titled “Cube with Magic Ribbons” which happens to be the first drawing by Escher to feature a […]

Arboreal Office by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 12 January 2015 0 Comments

Arboreal Office by Rob Gonsalves

This painting by Rob Gonsalves, completed in October 2014, features a dramatic transformation.  Looking at the painting from the bottom, a man is standing in a wooded area by a campfire, but as he looks up into the clear night sky, the trees morph into skyscrapers. (via Huckleberry Fine Art)

How Many Arrows?

Ambiguous 8 January 2015 0 Comments

How Many Arrows?

Take a close look at the black and white pattern created by Gianni Sarcone below.  How many arrows can you find? For more optical illusions involving arrows, have a look at the Moving Arrows Illusion and Orange and Red Squares.