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Old 08-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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August 11, 2012 - Cartoon from Space?

Imagine you are hiking along, headed up a hill and
when you look up you see a gigantic tissue floating
to the ground.



You close your eyes and shake your head, but when you
open them again it is still there, floating . . .



Wait, this can't be real. It certainly doesn't look real.
It looks like a drawing. How can a drawing be sitting
at top of the hill?

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As you approach, you realize it is made of metal.
It's a sculpture, made of welded and painted steel that
looks like a two dimensional cartoon drawing of a three
dimensional piece of paper ... that is three dimensional
if you get close, but looks two dimensional if you stay
at the bottom of the hill...


Well, wasn't that a nice little mind trip?

Thanks to ZenGum for sharing this post from NPR's Krulwich Wonders blog.

Images and info taken from The Art of the Illusion which
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Presents over two hundred optical illusions that defy reality, featuring works by M.C. Escher, as well as pieces from Octavio Ocampo, Rob Gonsalves, and Andre Martins de Barros.

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Old 08-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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That's fucking brilliant.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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Nice brain bender 3D as 2D.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:56 AM   #4
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That tears it..
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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Just FTR - this is in New Zealand.
Also known as that little place close to Australia where Lord of the Rings was filmed.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:37 AM   #6
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Lord of what?
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:08 PM   #7
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