Collection of Visual, Scary And Funny Illusions

Optical Illusions

Jacob’s Dream

Jacob's Dream

Fletcher Smith
Jacob’s Dream
240″ × 36″
Manipulated Celtex panels and structure
2015

Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran.

When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.

He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

(La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même)

Some visions are best seen with eyes wide shut.

Art In the Orchard, open all day from August 15 – October 31, 2015, is a walking sculpture trail which winds through our fruit gardens. This third bienniel exhibition features the work of 28 selected sculptors. The self-guided trail is about a half-mile long. A walk through the labyrinth adds about a quarter mile.

This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
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Ingres (conic anamorphism)

Caroline Riviere/Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres re-imagined

Ingres (conic anamorphism)

This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
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Trapeze Artist

Proposed crosswalk for Main Street, Northampton Massachusetts.

Trapeze Artist

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This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
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North Star – Art in the Orchard

Art in the Orchard

Farms and gardens are works of art in their own right, but how about visiting an apple orchard sprinkled with sculptures, poetry and dance this Fall? Art in the Orchard 2013 (AiO13) is a multifaceted sculpture exhibit on the grounds of Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton, Mass. The core project is a sculpture trail showcasing 3-dimensional outdoor works and installations created by local and regional artists open to the public daily beginning in late August. Additional events such as music, moonlight walks and performances are scheduled during most weekends through the festival’s close on October 31.

Park Hill first hosted Art in the Orchard in 2011. Alane Hartley and Russell Braen, orchard owners since 2007, had always wanted their farm play an active part in the local cultural economy. Combined with the dream of Easthampton gallery Eastmont Custom Framing owner Jean-Pierre Pasche to recreate an outdoor sculpture exhibit like the one set in meadows near his hometown in Switzerland, the group applied for and received a grant from Easthampton’s Cultural Council Easthampton City Arts+ for “art in unusual places.” The success of AiO2011 exceeded all expectations, with thousands of visitors discovering the sculpture trail and Park Hill over the 10 week period, many returning more than once. This was recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council who awarded Art in the Orchard one of its three annual Gold Star Awards, out of more than 5000 projects funded annually by local cultural councils statewide.

AiO13 is open to the public daily for self-guided tours of the sculpture trail in addition to numerous events happening most weekends through the festival’s close on October 31. From yoga and comedy to painting lessons and moonlight walks, there is a chance for all to connect with art in such a beautiful natural setting.

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This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
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La Elefanto

Linear anamorphic painting of a hand casting a shadow.

Elephant (fin) thin verso illusion

A small movie of same.

This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
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Narcissus The Movie

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By
Fletcher Smith
Anamorphic wall objects
Preview of work to be shown at the Hosmer Gallery
June 2 – 30, 2012
Hosmer Gallery
Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060

This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)
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Maus

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A small video of an anamorphic work on paper featured in “FILL THE WALLS!
ECA+ PRESENTS a SALON EXHIBITION of SMALL WORKS”
Easthampton City Arts, Easthampton Massachusetts
It’ll take your breath away, and return it minty fresh.

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This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(7 votes, average: 3.86 out of 5)
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BOZO – Machine to Examine and Deconstruct an American Icon

Acrylic on panel with a mirrored Aluminium cone. The object works as a machine to examine and deconstruct an American Icon.

BOZO

This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(6 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)
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Da Debble Anamorphic

Acrylic on an 10″ diameter MDF panel with a mirrored Aluminium cone. The object works as a machine to examine and deconstruct a demon. Study for a painting 8′ to 14′ diameter. Selected for :12 x 12: A Biennial Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art January 13 – February 10, 2011

Da Debble (anamorphic)

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This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
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Spade

Movie of an Anamorphic Painting of the Ace of Spades.
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This optical illusion was submitted by Fletcher Smith.

(7 votes, average: 3.14 out of 5)
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