Using photography as her medium, Toronto-based visual artist Elise Victoria Windsor produces all kinds of visual illusions. To produce this series, entitled Trompe L'Oeil: Petite Maison, Windsor first documents a selected scene, generally an everyday place like a bathroom or a set of stairs. Next, she builds a 3D structure and mounts a section of the photograph onto the surface.
The final step is when Windsor places the sculpture within the original scene and photographs it, ultimately creating a visual distortion of reality. Through the minimalist concepts, Windsor challenges our perceptions of space and, according to her project statement, she says her hope is to “shift the viewer's perception by introducing another dimension into the picture plane.”