Shadows and Mirrors

A selection of illusions based around reflections in mirrors and shadows being cast. Some artists such as Shigeo Fukuda have made a name for themselves producing pieces that appear abstract but that cast the shadows of recognisable objects.

Shadow woman illusion thumbCategory: Shadows and Mirrors
Shadow woman illusion
Added: February 12, 2013 | 6 comment(s)
There are a number of different objects in this optical illusion including a table, a pair of shoes, a folding deck chair and a bottle of wine. All these items have been strategically put in place so ...

Cat with wolf shadow thumbCategory: Shadows and Mirrors
Cat with wolf shadow
Added: February 12, 2013 | 1 comment(s)
This funny optical illusion picture was taken outside of a cat sitting quietly on concrete in the sun. However instead of casting a shadow of a cat which is what you would expect to see in this image,...

Shadow Street thumbCategory: Shadows and Mirrors
Shadow Street
Added: February 12, 2013 | 19 comment(s)
This one is quite confusing, what part of this picture consists of shadows and which of solid figures ? If you aren't sure, try looking at it upside-down....

Lunch With A Helmet On thumbCategory: Shadows and Mirrors
Lunch With A Helmet On
Added: February 12, 2013 | 28 comment(s)
Another illusion from Shigeo Fukuda, in this one he's welded together 848 knives, forks and spoons to produce an object the shadow cast from which forms the perfect shape of a motorcycle on the ground...

Shadow Couple thumbCategory: Shadows and Mirrors
Shadow Couple
Added: February 12, 2013 | 16 comment(s)
This piece of art by Tim Noble and Sue Webster is little more than a pile of garbage but amazingly the shadow cast on the back wall from the trash shows the image of a couple relaxing with a cigarette...

Mirror Carrying thumbCategory: Shadows and Mirrors
Mirror Carrying
Added: February 12, 2013 | 20 comment(s)
Here's a simple illusion achieved with the use of a mirror, this man is carrying the mirror on his shoulder with the reflective side outward thus achieving the illusion that he has no head....

Piano mirror illusion thumbCategory: Shadows and Mirrors
Piano mirror illusion
Added: February 12, 2013 | 21 comment(s)
This impressive illusion by Shigeo Fukuda is sure to boggle the mind. On the right we can see a strange structure made out of various piano parts and shapes, yet when viewed in the mirror on the left ...