Brightly Colored Optical Illusions in Deserted Buildings
This anamorphic art looks like portals to alternate dimensions. The vibrant optical illusions were created by Paris-based artist Georges Rousse. While these artworks may look like the product of digital alteration, they are made completely by hand: making a three-dimensional space look like flat a photograph.
By carefully placing items in deserted spaces and applying paint to selected parts of the site, Rousse creates fascinating artistic illustions in deserted buildings that only come together for the viewer from a specific perspective. Its truly hard to believe these are all hand made.
Colorful Mind-Expanding Geometric Art
Rochester-based artist Andy Gilmore turns math into art, creating hypnotizing and kaleidoscopic patterns that are heavily influenced by patterns he encounters in nature as well as music. Both simple and complex, the designs of his work have a classic 1960s and 70s look to them, with their vibrant colors and winding shapes, like the black-light posters of my youth. I have to say it - groovy.
Caterpillar of Feathers
Here’s a fantastic optical illusion courtesy of mother nature. What looks like a vibrantly colored caterpillar perched on a tree limb is actually photographer José Luis Rodríguez’s chance encounter with nine European Bee-eaters, a species of beautiful, brightly colored birds. The photographer named the image Oruga de Plumas, which translates roughly to “Caterpillar of Feathers”.
Colorful Cross Sections of Golf Balls
Ironically, Ohio-based photographer James Friedman does not play golf. However, curiosity led him to cut up golf balls in half to see what the core looks like. To his great surprise, he discovered what lay beneath the glossy white surfaces were beautiful and intricate shapes and colors.
“What I found inside inspired me to consider that I could discover, in the unlikeliest of places, elegant formal qualities and surprising metaphorical possibilities.” — James Friedman
The Flying Dragon
Draco volans, or the Flying Dragon, is a species of gliding lizard found in Indonesia. They have folds of skin attached to their ribs that form wings and can glide for distances of up to 8 meters (25 feet). Their wings are brightly colored with orange, red and blue spots and stripes and provide camouflage when folded. They are amazing little creatures.
The Indian bullfrog is known for its large size, up to 15 centimeters in length, and dramatic coloring. They are found in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India,
During most of the season, both genders are a dull olive-green color. However, once mating season comes around, the males skin turns bright yellow and their vocal sacs turn bright blue. This is one amazing frog.