Peregrination by David Macdonald

Impossible 14 August 2014 0 Comments

Peregrination by David Macdonald

David Macdonald, the creator of this impossibly perplexing scene, had the following to say about this work: The pathways in this building are in fact a single horizontal plane. There are no less than twenty two false links which treat this single plane as different levels …… stairs and ladders which simply serve to join […]

Up-Down by David Macdonald

Impossible 8 February 2013 0 Comments

Up-Down by David Macdonald

Artisan David Macdonald created the following photo montage using pictures taken of the courtyard of his loft in Brussels, Belgium.  The entire scene is a little uneasy because it is hard to get a proper sense of direction.  The windows do not seem to line up properly.  Are you looking up at this scene or […]

The Other Side of the Mirror by David Macdonald

Ambiguous,Impossible 17 December 2012 0 Comments

The Other Side of the Mirror by David Macdonald

Two young women ascend a set of stairs and cross paths.  Are they each looking in a mirror simultaneously? The artist, David Macdonald, notes that: This illusion was made over a period of about a month: including preliminary pencil sketches and planning, drawing the initial construction, taking about 130 photographs from which the final few were […]

Pool by David Macdonald

Impossible 23 August 2012 0 Comments

Pool by David Macdonald

“Pool”, by David Macdonald, features a man in the center of the image who appears to be climbing down a ladder.  (I suppose he could be climbing up, but since he is looking down, that is probably the direction that he is headed.  Either way, the illusion is the same!)  The top and the bottom […]

The Engineer (Primary School) by David Macdonald

Impossible 16 July 2012 0 Comments

The Engineer (Primary School) by David Macdonald

David Macdonald created this LEGO version of the Penrose triangle (or impossible triangle) using 2D drawing and painting software. This work may not be as popular as his Terrace image, but it is always nice to see new interpretations of old illusions.

The Terrace by David Macdonald

Ambiguous,Impossible 26 April 2012 0 Comments

The Terrace by David Macdonald

The Terrace by David Macdonald is an illusion that you may very well have seen before.  Even so, this is an illusion worth another look (or two).  This image is his most popular creation and has appeared numerous places around the Internet as well as in books and calendars.  Looking at this image leads to […]