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By on June 24, 2010, with 34 Comments

Frank Wijngaard from The Netherlands pointed me to this incredible Dutch shadow/mirror art artist called Diet Wiegman. As Frank explained, together with #Shigeo Fukuda, Diet Wiegman is a true pioneer in this kind of art-form. If you remember, we had some interesting shadow installations by #Tim Nobel and #Sue Webster, but Diet has brought this onto the next level. What he did, he introduced mirrors and light reflections as a part of the installation. Check some of the photos in this post to see what I mean. Hope you like this as much as I did!

'Venus on fire'  by Diet Wiegman 1984
Regarded from two sides by Diet Wiegman 1984

  • T.J

    The first ones the best, even though the UK and the rest of Europe our out of proportion.

  • PhotoBug

    This guy is a true visionary =] Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Wheeeeaaa

    T-thatrt’s amazing!

  • Randy Lahey

    Wow, very clever!

  • Emiel73!W3

    that’s a really nice illusion thanks for posting :D i like those sort of things :)

  • Mish


  • Federico

    Hey! Where’s Italy in the first picture? :-(

  • Cheadle

    I love these!

  • Nidhogg

    these are awesome! best post in a long time!

  • BobThebuilder

    Awesome. The trash shadow things are always awesome

  • Jacob

    that is insane…does anyone know how long it took to make these???

  • Monica

    These are so creative! I love these more than the usual illusions because I would never be able to guess the reflection by looking at the object at all!!

  • Antoine Lowray

    Cool. Some kinda look faked though.

  • jt :D

    lol cool first? i dunno :D

  • Totaly beautiful! An art form all it’s own. You have the right conections Vurdlak. Thanks for sharing.

  • Care Bear

    Not understand how something is created should never be a barrier to appreciating its beauty.

  • vp



    yum yum to the food on the first picture!

  • Kimon

    That is some raelly cool stuff. Although the terminator one is a little hard to believe. The venus is just amazing.

  • Jess

    amazing work! thank you for sharing it with us

  • love the venus of milo

  • nestro

    wow cool hey first post

  • jawsome

    thats impossible

  • Melinda

    My goodness!! How is that done?

  • Jamie

    Wow! Those are amazing!!

  • GirlSense

    Very cool!

  • Loza

    That’s amazing! I always love the garbage sculptures that have shadows, but adding mirrors makes even better! Great illusions, V!

  • Flynn

    Wow… It makes me wonder how people who make these things do it.

  • Chris

    Me too Flynn.

  • Xheia

    The second and third are the most awesome, and the most unbelievable (They look photoshopped?). The fourth was just the standard “shadow art”, while the first was only slightly creative… But this has a lot of potential, and it’s certainly better than the shadow art.

  • These photos present the shadows as the light bearers and put me under a charm. This art talks loudly and convincingly. Thank you for the sharing.

  • Tess


  • Bean & Zoe

    COOLIO! That is pretty awesome, seriously. Like, holy crud…

  • SwishSwishStab

    This guy has waaaaaaaaaayyyyy too much free time. Most of getting these right would just be trial and error. But it’s still pretty cool!