Proof that art is only an illusion.

This video of a piece of art by Patrick Hughes posted by YouTuber Benjamin Dalsgaard Hughes (no relation) is mentally confusing, and not just because someone is trying to capture the experience of seeing a still piece of art by taking a video of it. 

It's weird to watch, and how it works surprised a lot of my colleagues. 

This type of illusion, which was originated by the artist, is called a "reverspective", an optical illusion on a 3-dimensional surface where the parts of the picture which seem farthest away are actually physically the nearest. 

As is pointed out by TURST67 in the YouTube comments section, the illusion works best when filmed because a camera has only one optic, compared to a human, which has two. But other youtube commenters, as they are known to do, were quick to deliver a solution were you to see the art in person: close one eye, genius.

(by Myka Fox)

Sources: h/t redditor LOTRcrr