Fall Floating by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 23 June 2016 0 Comments

Fall Floating by Rob Gonsalves

In this new painting by Rob Gonsalves, several rowboats can be seen floating on a leaf-covered lake.  Take a look at the closest row boat, however, and you will notice something a little different.  It seems that this boat is resting on the top of a tree.  It is very interesting how Gonsalves uses floating […]

This Land by Natalie Fletcher

Miscellaneous 12 April 2016 0 Comments

This Land by Natalie Fletcher

Natalie Fletcher has a very interesting job… she paints bodies.  The About Natalie section of her website indicates that: A young Natalie realized, around the age of 5, that drawing was a lot more interesting than Math class, and so it started.  Around the age of 15 she discovered paint.  Little did she know her […]

Over the Moon by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 28 March 2016 0 Comments

Over the Moon by Rob Gonsalves

In this ambiguous painting by Rob Gonsalves, a young girl is having fun on a tree swing.  As she gets higher and higher, it seems that her feet might touch the moon.  Moving from left to right, can you see where the painting transitions from the girl swinging from a tree under the moonlight to […]

Family of Birds by Octavio Ocampo

Ambiguous 10 March 2016 0 Comments

Family of Birds by Octavio Ocampo

This painting from Mexican artist Octavio Ocampo effectively uses negative space to create two distinct images that occupy the same space.  Do you see a tree and several birds or do you see the face of a woman?  You cannot view them both at the same time, but you can very easily flip-flop between the […]

Light Flurries by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 15 February 2016 0 Comments

Light Flurries by Rob Gonsalves

A man with a lantern emerges from a grouping of pine trees and approaches the edge of a lake.  As he looks down the coastline, the pine trees transform into skyscrapers in the night.  Can you tell where the pine trees end and the skyscrapers begin?  You have to wonder when Rob Gonsalves painted this […]

Office Christmas Tree Optical Illusion

Anamorphosis 24 December 2015 0 Comments

Office Christmas Tree Optical Illusion

The digital production house squint/opera decided to get into the Christmas spirit by painting a giant anamorphic Christmas tree (complete with red bulb decorations and a gold star on the top) across its office space. This photograph, taken from another angle, helps to demonstrate how they had to paint the tree in order to get […]

Can You Find the Navy SEALs?

Hidden Objects 25 May 2015 0 Comments

Can You Find the Navy SEALs?

In honor of Memorial Day today, I thought I would post an optical illusion related to the armed forces.  This poster was released by the Navy SEALs for a promotional campaign.  The bottom of the poster asks “do you have what it takes?”  Unless you have been trained to spot camouflaged troops, you will likely […]