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.

Light Robber by Flying Mouse

Miscellaneous 14 April 2014 0 Comments

Light Robber by Flying Mouse

This is one of my favorite designs from acclaimed Malaysian t-shirt designer Chow Hon Lam (aka Flying Mouse).  I think that I am drawn to it because it is a relatively simple design that also happens to be extremely clever.  In many respects, it reminds me of another great design called Light Painter by Tang […]

Shadow Art by Teodosio Sectio Aurea

Shadow 27 January 2014 0 Comments

The Vitruvian Man

In 2013, Teodosio Sectio Aurea created an enigmatic, DNA type puzzle, consisting of 350 small, metallic balls.  The end result appears to be a colorful jumble of balls arranged in an odd formation. But when this design is lit from the correct angle by a light source, a shadow of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous sketch […]

Floating Boxes Optical Illusion

Shadow 23 August 2013 1 Comment

Shadow Boxes

The two illustrations below are nearly identical.  The only difference between these two images is the placement of the square shadows beneath each of the cubes.  In the upper image, the square shadows are placed just below the cubes making them appear to be hovering slightly above the checkered-pattern surface.  In the lower image, two […]

Shadow Art by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Shadow 25 July 2013 0 Comments

Youngman by Tim Noble & Sue Webster

Making creative use of a wooden stepladder, discarded wood, and a light projector, Tim Noble and Sue Webster created an identifiable image of a young man in shadow.  The British artists have been working together since 1986 when they met at art school.  In 2009, each was awarded an honorary Doctor of Art degree from […]

A to Z by Kumi Yamashita

Shadow 1 March 2013 0 Comments

A-to-Z by Kumi Yamashita

In this sculpture created by Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita, the shadows cast by a group of carved wooden letters form the profile of a face when lit by a single light source (from the right).  Her artwork frequently uses simple objects, light and shadow to form human profiles and other likenesses. More of her artwork […]

Shadow Worker by Chow Hon Lam

Miscellaneous 1 October 2012 0 Comments

Shadow Worker Optical Illusion

The man on the right gets a little too aggressive in prepping the wall for his partner to put up the wallpaper. This image is courtesy of t0-shirt designer Flying Mouse (aka Chow Hon Lam).  Please visit his site to view more of his designs.