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.

via [this isn't happiness]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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