Awesome Spray Painted Illusion of a Hovering Tree Cut in Half

Graphic designer Daniel Siering and art director Mario Schuster (aka Mario Shu) have taken a solitary tree in Potsdam, Germany and transformed it into a split, hovering trunk with nothing more than some paint and tin foil. To create the illusion, Siering and Shu wrapped a section of the tree in foil and proceeded to spray paint it in the likeness of the surrounding environment. From the precise angle, the tree looks as though it is floating in mid-air.

The artistic duo, who happen to be co-workers at ART-EFX (a company focused on creating innovative commercial art and classical landscapes), have teamed up on this fun, personal project and gained a great deal of attention from it already. Though there’s little information beyond their names, the city the tree is located in, and the minimal materials used, there’s also not much that needs to be said about the mind-boggling optical illusion.

Check out the short video, below, to see just how effective the illusion is as joggers pass by in the background.


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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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