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By on January 3, 2008, with 43 Comments

Wow! Can’t believe I haven’t reported this one yet. Apparently the work you see below is in a way similar to Julian Beever’s artistic sidewalk drawings, only with one exception – it’s done with mosaic technique (when the artist creates an image out of many small different colored tiles). We had some optical illusion mosaics here on this site in the past, but these are absolute winners. The intention of these pools is artistic, and I believe that single drop of water won’t be used in them (although, it would be even better to use them for swimming as well). The most important is the 3D effect the author achieved. Which one do you like the best? Sharks are my favorite!









  • MJH

    This must be the artist: http://www.vogland.com/index.htm

    Robert Vogland. And there’s many more pictures on his site.

  • Anonymous

    You stated “The intention of these pools is artistic, and I believe that single drop of water won’t be used in them”. As you can see in some of them, water is already in them. They are swimming pools not just art in a hole.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I like the 5th pic.

  • Bert

    That is so awesome. If i ever get a pool im straight up putting those koi mosaics in it.

  • honeybee7

    I wish I had enough money to do that

  • whitewalls

    these are truly magnificent.have this type of illusion been posted before,or is this the first?

  • sneezleweasle

    Those pictures are so awesome! One of them I’ve seen before. My favorite one is the one on the bottom with the koi/salmon?.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, I believe they are intended to be used as normal pools. Some of the pictures have water in them:

    1) There is a hosepipe and water around it
    6) There is water at the far end
    7) The pool is full
    9) The water is obvious

    You should really look at the pictures you are posting :)

  • Anonymous

    That’s way cool. I fifth one i think it is, is really good but i don’t understand it – is it on a slope? Also i like the last one.

  • Riff-san

    That is very cool. They look very real! This site is awesome!

  • Anonymous

    holy sh*t! these pictures look even more real than the sidewalk painings ones! Great job!

  • Steve

    It seems pretty clear that they are used for swimming in. It would be a waste of a pool if you aren’t gonna swim in it?

  • Tiny

    That is so groovy.

  • Anonymous

    What he meant by single drop of water, guys, is the illusion linked to the phrase “single drop of water”; the illusions that are photgraphs of the drop of water in mid drop that reflects the background, seen here:
    http://www.moillusions.com/2006/11/stillwater-captured-drops.html

    Maybe you guys should READ and click the appropriate links.

  • wolflover255

    I personally like the sharks the best. So awesome! Thatd be like the best pool to swim in EVER!!

  • Linktolegend

    I like the ones where they’re surfing on the turtles, and the first one, which has Finding Nemo characters.

  • Anonymous

    Are these actual pictures of pools? Or are these optical illusions of pools? I think it is the latter and some people do not realize this…. or maybe I am just wrong.

  • Lu

    OMG i wanna b der lol u guys r da best

  • Leguan

    Excellent! Thanks for finding these great illusions Vurdlak. I look forward to seeing them whenever you update.

  • Anonymous

    omg, those are so scary…! imagine if you jumped into it thinking it was water!!!!!

  • Cory

    It could be the best pizza in the world;in all it’s beauty and so artistic, but it would have to have the sauce.

  • Anonymous

    those are really awesome…at first they looked real haha

  • Me

    These are totally awesome! I would love to “be able to swim with the dolphins”!

  • guesswhomadewaffles

    Wow. That’s so cool! I like the first “Finding Nemo” art. :)

  • Steve

    “What he meant by single drop of water, guys, is the illusion linked to the phrase “single drop of water”; the illusions that are photgraphs of the drop of water in mid drop that reflects the background, seen here:
    http://www.moillusions.com/2006/11/stillwater-captured-drops.html

    Maybe you guys should READ and click the appropriate links.”

    You’re just plain wrong. What Vurdlak said was “The intention of these pools is artistic, and I believe that single drop of water won’t be used in them” Nevermind what links there are, he states pretty clearly that the intention is artistic and that no water will be used in them. That is clearly incorrect, as there are pictures with pools filled with water.

  • Anonymous

    no WAY would i swim in da last pool… id b terrified. theres 2 much fish an they look pretty darn real
    i like the 6th one da best-he reely looks like hes ridin it!

  • Anonymous

    hahaha. the first picture has a freaking hose filling it with water. i wonder if a single drop of water will be used.

  • danny

    i likes this one

  • Anonymous

    in #6 doggie says:

    bow-wowies!

    we has a turtles in the pool!

    dunt drown turdle :P

  • Bernard

    they all have like 2 inches of water on top

  • Anonymous

    I think my favoright one is the koi (sp?)fish.

  • Anonymous

    It’s Nemo people!!!

  • http://www.cheap-car-insurance.biz Cheap

    very cool

  • Patrick

    i remember the family YMCA growing up had a shark painted at the bottom of the shalow end because it was their mascot and i was scared to death to go anywhere near that part of the shalow end.

  • http://ihengbok.blogspot.com Nikita Hengbok

    These are really cool! Great art work!

  • Hunter

    Wow…can I get one with a kid on the bottom lying facedown?? LOL

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/elgurusexual RANDY

    awesome incredible WOW!

  • Gman

    lmao

  • Rhiannon

    The first one is from Finding Nemo.

  • http://moillusions.com jessica

    Convexities and concavities are SO Lovecraftian!

  • brown poot

    That shark pooted in my bath tub

  • Jackie

    I’d be stupid enough to see one of these things, slip into a bathing suit, come back and dive into it. Ultimately, I’d be injured. I’d so fall for it. xD

  • Camilla

    We are just about to order the mosaic for our new pool, when the pool guy gave us this tip. We had decided to go for two jumping dolphins in 2D, but a 3D shark would be much cooler! I just wonder if you get the 3D effect from any direction?

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