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Zen Water Illusion

This piece of art was sent in by a reader named Heath Satow.


From Heath:

I studied ripple patterns in water and was taken
by the interference patterns, and when asked to create a “zen garden”
style wall sculpture, I came up with this:

The fun fact here is that the ripple effect exists only in your mind,
by taking advantage of Gestalt psychology… simple flat planes with
curved edges cut into them combine in the brain, following the
patterns, making whole ripples out of these discrete parts.

Go to Heath’s website to see more photos of this beautiful project and to learn more about the artist!

Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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