The lengths some people go to in an attempt to disguise the fact they’ve got an old Skoda.

May 8, 2009

Here’s a great piece of perspective from a pretty talented artist. She’s called Sara Watson and she’s studying at the University of Central Lancashire.

Now you see it...

Now you see it...

She was thinking about the concept of illusion and decided to use a batterd old Skoda to make her point.
She spent three weeks (dedicated or mental?) making the car disappear. Watch the reveal here on the BBC site.

Obviously it uses perspective to achieve the illusion, but that’s what magicians and illusionists have been doing for years.
It’s like the chalk artists that you seen on the high street, the ones where unless you stand in the right spot you don’t ‘get’ what they’re doing. But once you do, well the effect can be breath-taking.
One of the best known is Julian Beever. He travels the world and makes images that almost defy belief. Here’s one he did earlier:

The boy wonder strikes again...

The boy wonder strikes again...

You can visit his site here. He’s got a pretty wide range of styles, from originals to reproductions of old masters and his 3D pieces.

There’s a really good lesson to learn from these masters of illusion.
And that is: what they do is a bit like life – how it is depends on how you look at it.

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