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, be sure to revisit the Apache Head in the Rocks.

A Very Sad Bathtub Face

Miscellaneous 2 September 2013 0 Comments

Bathtub Face Illusion

Have you ever seen a sadder looking bathtub?  What exactly would a bathtub have to be sad about anyway?  Seeing faces, or other recognizable images, in inanimate objects is a phenomenon known as pareidolia.  Two additional examples of this are the Apache Head in the Rocks and the Elephant on Mars. I originally came across […]

Brainy Tree Illusion by Igor Morski

Hidden Objects 11 July 2013 1 Comment

Brainy Tree Illusion by Igor Morski

Igor Morski is an illustrator and artist from Poland.  I only became aware of him a few days ago when I came across some of his deceptive illustrations.  The tropical scene below shows a bird perched on the branch of a tree near the water, presumably the ocean.  The odd looking foliage on the tree […]