Abseiling the Burj Khalifa by Tracy Lee Stum

Anamorphosis,Forced Perspective 18 June 2015 0 Comments

Abseiling the Burj Khalifa by Tracy Lee Stum

Tracy Lee Stum created this 3D street painting for the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival in early March 2015.  Seen below, Tracy can be seen climbing up the the side of a skyscraper.  She better keep a good grip on the side of that building, because it certainly looks like a pretty long drop if […]

The Purple Giant

Forced Perspective 21 May 2015 0 Comments

The Purple Giant

Kind of a funny forced perspective photograph I came across a while back and put in a folder for future post ideas.  It certainly looks like the man in the forefront (the purple giant?) is significantly taller than everyone else around him.  He is standing on some sort of ledge closer to the camera than […]

Squaring the Circle

Video 12 February 2015 0 Comments

Squaring the Circle

This interesting sculpture called Squaring the Circle was created in 2013 by Troika, the UK-based artist group consisting of Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel.  Watch the video below shot at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, California to see how these CNC bent steel tubes (measuring 54 3/4 x 54 3/4 x 30 1/2 inches) form […]

Low Flying Plane

Shadow 22 January 2015 0 Comments

Low Flying Plane

Why is this plane flying so low to the ground?  It looks like an extremely dangerous maneuver. The plane is actually flying high above the ground. What appears to be the plane’s “shadow” is a lake far below in the background.  This image was provided courtesy of Robert Ausbourne.

Fire Breathing Dog Optical Illusion

Forced Perspective 1 January 2015 0 Comments

Fire Breathing Dog Optical Illusion

Happy New Year everyone!  It is difficult to believe that it is already 2015.  I thought we would kick off the new year with something light and a little humorous.  The person who took this photograph likely did not know exactly what they had captured until they took a look at the picture later.  It […]

Brusspup’s Minecraft Poster Illusion

Forced Perspective,Video 29 December 2014 0 Comments

Brusspup's Minecraft Poster Illusion

Using the same type of style employed by British artist Patrick Hughes, Brusspup created this mind-boggling video featuring a poster dedicated to the game Minecraft (a game about breaking and placing blocks).  As you move to the left and right it looks like the elements of the poster are moving and following you in some […]

Spaceships Optical Illusion

Estimation 3 November 2014 0 Comments

Spaceships Optical Illusion

In this new twist on an old optical illusion, two spaceships can be seen flying through a wormhole.  The spaceship in the front appears to be significantly smaller (maybe half as big?) than the one behind it.  Surprisingly, however, both spaceships are the exact same size.  The wings of the spaceship in the back are […]