Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Illusions around the House

A few years ago I did this painting of a door, and apart from seeing it in some exhibitions, it's been usually in storage most of the time. Recently, Deborah thought it would be a good idea to have it placed where it would be shown to its best effect, as the bottom image shows.

Bottom image - Our good friend, Dmetri Kakmi, was over for dinner one night and he took this pic on his phone. It does show how the art of illusion can be used around the house, adding possible dimensions that are not really there. 

Sometimes visitors feel the surface to make sure it's a painting, which is a good thing for me to experience because I always hope the illusion is convincing enough to fool people.

Entrance, 2008, oil on canvas, 207.5 x 96 cm

View of the painting installed on the stairwell