Artist Uses Simple Lines to Create Optical Illusion

Optical illusions often make us question what is real and what is not. It is a fun way to learn about perception and the brain. Artists are now using optical illusions to fascinate their audience. One of such talented artists is Katy Ann Gilmore.

She is a visual artist, and she lives in LA, California. This artist has a mathematics degree so you can easily see where she gets inspiration for her works of art. Most of her artworks are rhythmic, highly detailed and symmetrical almost like an elegant equation.

Katy has so many published works in different galleries across the state. She is also mainly influenced by the relationship between perpendicular planes, 2D and their distortions into the 3D space as well as Topography. She can turn simple 2D lines into beautiful works of art.

She posts some of her work on Instagram. See some of her optical illusion art below:

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I’ve been in Seattle this week working on this mural in the @9thandthomas parking garage. Thanks for the opportunity @kc4culture! I’m honored to be among some great pieces there! The mural is mostly on the ceiling. The part here is above the stairs, and is leaning towards me at 28 degrees (yes I measured 😆, because calculations 🤓). I can reach it with my arms, and have been moving between using a ladder, standing, and trying to approach it from different angles to make sure I’m not over-fatiguing one area of my body. Thanks @lakoclub for helping me build strong shoulders 🥊😁 This has been one of my more strategically challenging murals. I created it so it wraps around the corners, maintaining all of its angles correctly. I think I did more calculations than sketching for this one – feeling more engineer than artist! 📏📐

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