Girls in White

Ambiguous,Hidden Objects 28 August 2014 0 Comments

Girls in White

In this painting by Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak, two girls in white can be seen walking around outside in a field.  The girls are each wearing sun hats and carrying umbrellas.  Can you find something else hiding in this painting?

Baseball Card Collage

Composite 27 May 2014 0 Comments

Baseball Card Collage

Using a 22 by 21 grid of baseball cards, mosaic artist Ken Knowlton created this portrait of his grandson titled Nicholas Jensen (Little League Pitcher).  The final mosaic, created in 2002, measured 32 inches wide by 40 inches tall once completed. The further that you stand back from the image, the more recognizable the young […]

Rotating Faces / Vases Optical Illusion

Ambiguous,Video 10 April 2014 0 Comments

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 […]

Upside-Down Self Portrait

Upside Down 7 April 2014 0 Comments

Upside-Down Self Portrait

I came across this portrait in a section of Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s website where he posts optical illusions submitted by friends and other people inspired by his work.  This particular portrait was created by painter Fumito ITO and depicts a man with glasses, black hair, mustache, and a goatee.  Can you spot what is so remarkable […]

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.  […]

Eye Color Optical Illusion

Color 9 January 2014 0 Comments

Eye Color Optical Illusion

Look into the eyes of this beautiful woman and observe the color of each of her eyes.  Most people will see the left eye appearing to be blue and the right eye appearing to be gray.  Is that what you see? Would you believe that both eyes are in fact the same color?  Both are […]

A Face in the Snow

Natural 25 November 2013 0 Comments

Face in the Snow

The following photograph was captured on the side of  a snow-covered mountain.  Do you see someone hiding in the landscape? For a similar illusion involving a face that can be found in nature, be sure to revisit the Apache Head in the Rocks.