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By on January 15, 2010, with 31 Comments

When I wrote my previous post, obviously I forgot about Francis Tabary and his extraordinary sculpture achievements. Luckily (probably motivated by that particular post), Francis contacted me with some fresh works. Most of it we haven’t had the opportunity to publish on our site before. All that you see are real-life sculptures, and can be purchased via Tabary’s website. The secret is that the photo must be taken from exactly the right angle. Perhaps with enough experience, you can visualize how some of these sculptures might look from other angles.

Another thing, I wanted to alert you with: I love all your comments, and regularly go through them to understand how my audience actually breathes. But it feels somehow “lonely” seeing most of you have that anonymous default icon next to your text. I invite all of you, who previously hadn’t already customized their personal avatar, to get one now. Once you set it, all of your comments will have unique and personal photo you choose, placed next to your text. Those of you using Facebook Connect, can ignore this paragraph – you already have your Facebook pic automatically assigned to your account :)

Francis Tabary Impossible Structure Sculpture Optical Illusion

Francis Tabary Impossible Structure Sculpture Optical Illusion 3

Francis Tabary Impossible Structure Sculpture Optical Illusion 2

Francis Tabary Impossible Structure Sculpture Optical Illusion 1

Few more Impossible Structures can be found inside the Gallery:

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Evan-Llewellyn-Fraley/732723114 Evan Llewellyn Fraley

    i just have to say that i love the site… all the changes you’ve made really do add to the appeal of everything. i wake up everyday, open my laptop and see a new illusion and i really enjoy the stuff you’re throwin out there. keep it up dude

  • Rick Haviland

    This is great stuff!! It’s outstanding.

  • duncan

    I think recently, you asked us to comment on your English. If you don’t mind, I would like to correct some here. I hope you don’t feel it’s rude or inconsiderate and I apologize if that is the case.

    “The secret lies within angle under which photos were shot, at least from what I can best tell. With all your experience by now, hope you can visualize how some of them sculptures really look.”

    I would rewrite this to read:
    The secret is that the photo must be taken from exactly the right angle. Perhaps with enough experience, you can visualize how some of these sculptures might look from other angles.

    I changed the last part because the sculptures real do look like they appear here… but only from one angle.

    • Vurdlak

      changing it as we speak… ;)

  • Felix

    Imposible? It is spelt IMPOSSIBLE

  • Nobody

    thanks for the link to the avatars. i’ve been meaning to do something like that, but haven’t quite gotten around to finding and implementing it yet.

    very cool structures. :)

  • duncan

    Oh yeah, that too.

  • Samuel Norbury

    The F***?!

    seriously… the f***

  • Care Bear

    If someone tells you nothing is impossible tell them to try dribbling a football.

    • zach


  • iriso

    Those do not look like they are actually real.. they look like they were added into a photo to make them look more impressive than they are.

  • Bob

    The 3rd one is the best !!

  • http://aespe.blogspot.com aespe

    greaaat !! cool, very creative

  • JD

    why woorie aboot thi spelleing moche get a life geeeesssszzzzzzz

  • JD

    keep up the good work I enjoy your site

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adrian-Carter/100000454960859 Adrian Carter

    Hi, this is my first time useing a personal avitar! I’m now a regular and will coment on all futer posts. As for this post, it’s realy hard to picture it from a diferent angles. Felix, (two posts above) I think You Spelled it right the first time.


  • chris

    Apologise – yes with an ‘s’ . Forget all the spelling stuff, just enjoy the view.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Barrett/100000548389444 Patrick Barrett

    ok vurdlak if you want me to use my facebook i will. Good illusion, does it involve some of the lines going behind others and link back up because of the angle?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Barrett/100000548389444 Patrick Barrett

    by the way vurdlak, how often do you comment on the illusions anyway?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sammy-Salter/815273983 Sammy Salter

    I also love this website, but it is a little annoying when there is a delay, when the page loads, it cancels and reloads again. So I end up beginning to read something but then its gone!

    this is my only complaint as I have enjoyed visting this website for a long time

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  • vbfdbfdg

    A beautiful location and wonderful I love him a lot

  • Martijn

    Nice! Because it looks impossible it almost seems photoshopped.

  • Natalie


  • JamminKitty

    OMG! in the 2nd and 3rd image you can tell if you look at the image flat instead of seeing a cube, you can tell that the sculpture is made up of panels of some sort.

  • nn

    I believe they are not boxes but flat pannels painted in such a way that they appear 3d. You can see this more accurately on the last pic, try looking at it and think of the cubes as painted hexagons

  • u bum

    impossible i kinda think its BORING

  • MeEgAn GaLaNtE

    I know how to make the first one! It’s easy!

  • shehzad


  • A

    These kinds of illusions always bore me. zzzzzz

  • Matthew

    This hurts my head. So much. Its cool though.