Tape Optical Illusion


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Artist Aakash Nihalani created these spiffy optical illusions with only a few cardboard pieces and colored masking tape. The perspective is what gives these images their quirkiness, since the real 3-D world conflicts with the different perspective of the 3-D cardboard. It looks photoshopped, even though you could really believe that there is a pile of pink cartoon-ish boxes in the woods.

In his artist statement, Nihalani says, “I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives. We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape.”

These are just a few of his works. To see more, check out more that he designed in Brooklyn and also some of the installations he put up in India.

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(via My Modern Metropolis)

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