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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]