Tag Archive: trompe-l’oeil

Elevator Doors That’ll Give You a Lift!

My new Indiegogo campaign launch has me pondering portals. I found this clever collection of elevator doors optical illusions at VisualFunHouse.com. Click images to enlarge. Some elevator doors open to reveal a delightful surprise on the back wall of the elevator, others use the action of the doors to create their special effects. Stimulating creative ideas…

Do Nothing for the Next 10 Minutes but Watch this Clock!

Mind-Blowing 3-D Video Mapping The following is quoted from an article by Chris Jablonski, Emerging Tech reporter for zdnet.com. “For decades, artists like Krzysztof Wodiczko have created large-scale video projections on architectural facades and monuments. These days the craft includes 3D video mapping technologies that can accurately align projected images with a building’s exterior or…

Optical Illusion – Hot Fashion Trend!

Stella McCartney Optical Illusion dress

Optical illusion clothes are sizzling!  The optical illusion dress worn by Kate Winslet (left) at the 68th Venice Film Festival last month has been creating lots of steamy press.  It’s the Stella McCartney Bicolour Octavia, and it’s clever white “uplift” panel and black side panels make the wearer’s body appear va-va-voom hourglass slender. At the…

How Optical Illusions Saved a Maryland Community

Carroll Creek Bridge and park - before - Photo courtesy of Shared Vision

In Frederick, Maryland, there is a bridge painted with trompe l’oeil murals and slant art.   I visited the bridge to see its optical illusions. I came away with the story of its creation – a profoundly moving tale of community achievement. In early 1993, artist William Cochran proposed the painted bridge project because of the…

Wait! Watch Your Step!

Bathroom floorless

This mind blowing PhotoShopped image was sent to me by a friend who shares my passion for optical illusion art.  I Googled the photo credit and was blown away (fortunately, not like the guy below) by Worth 1000′s creative photo contest entries. Check ‘em out! “Worth1000.com”. Painted trompe l’oeil is for me the pinnacle of…

Toy Inventor’s Blog Serves First Course: Stove-top Illusions

Brilliant photo arrangement by Jack Bonds 1956

As Chief Morphology Officer at OOZ & OZ, I have decided to create this blog to share with you my passion for mirror art and toys and other optical illusions. Optical illusions, inventive images, mind-challenging toys thrill and fascinate me. They tickle my gray matter, spark my imagination, tug at my curiosity and flat-out make…