Anamorphic Beach Art by Jamie Harkins

Anamorphosis 3 July 2014 0 Comments

Anamorphic Beach Art by Jamie Harkins

There are a number of talented artists creating anamorphic drawings on pavement and sidewalks, we see their work all over the Internet.  New Zealand artist Jame Harkins creates his three-dimensional drawings on a different surface – in the sand at the beach.  In his drawing shown here, a tall skinny ladder leads up to a […]

Sand Ladder Drawing from Nico Laan

Anamorphosis 22 May 2014 0 Comments

Sand Ladder Drawing from Nico Laan

If you were to climb down this ladder, where do you suppose you would be once you got to the bottom?  Artist Nico Laan drew this anamorphic sand ladder on the beach and then used a camera mounted to a kite to take a photograph of it from the proper angle.  The person standing in […]

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 […]

3D Street Painting by Gregor Wosik

Anamorphosis 8 April 2013 0 Comments

3D Street Painting by Gregor Wosik

Gregor Wosik is a street painter with exceptional talent.  He was born in Poland but currently resides in Germany where he works as a freelance artist.  His street painting below makes it seem that a waterfall running down the center of a street.  Several other photographs, including one that shows the painting from the opposite […]

The Phenomenon of Floating by Rob Gonsalves

Ambiguous 28 January 2013 0 Comments

The Phenomenon of Floating by Rob Gonsalves

I love the work of Rob Gonsalves.  Each of his paintings presents a subtle yet magical transformation.  When the viewer finally realizes what is going on, he (or she) cannot help but be impressed.  His painting below, titled “The Phenomenon of Floating” presents a woman floating on her back and looking at the heavens in […]

The Other Side of the Mirror by David Macdonald

Ambiguous,Impossible 17 December 2012 0 Comments

The Other Side of the Mirror by David Macdonald

Two young women ascend a set of stairs and cross paths.  Are they each looking in a mirror simultaneously? The artist, David Macdonald, notes that: This illusion was made over a period of about a month: including preliminary pencil sketches and planning, drawing the initial construction, taking about 130 photographs from which the final few were […]

Strange Looking Kid Optical Illusion

Forced Perspective 20 November 2012 5 Comments

Strange Looking Kid Optical Illusion

Do you notice anything peculiar about the kid in the hat?  Does he look a little too old to be carried through the water? The faces kind of merge together in an ambiguous way from the angle this photograph was taken.  It also looks like it might be time to get some sunscreen on that […]