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By on March 13, 2007, with 35 Comments

You ask “how is this computer-generated car outline an optical illusion”? Well, to your surprise, it isn’t computer generated – it’s real life sculpture, created by British artist Benedict Radcliffe. I got these 3 photos from a reader called Zafar Iqbal, who “just had to submit this”. Zafar also added that the sculpture “looks amazing and so non-real“. I agree. It’s like those 3D street lines, everyone thought were also created by a computer. I think these are magnificent (two more photos inside the post). I like “installation” optical illusions very much, and try to post them as often I can. Many of those are really original, but some are also very abstract. Be sure to check other installation optical illusion in my archives. Enjoy!

Wire Frame Subaru Impreza Illusion
Wire Frame Subaru Impreza Illusion
Wire Frame Subaru Impreza Illusion


35 Responses
  1. Nina says:

    how is that an optical illusion? i see it as a piece of art

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes first one, anyway, this is such a cool illusion, so creative! :)

  3. human says:

    how is this an optical illusions

  4. Anonymous says:

    luv the subaro!

    can i have it?

    can u give it 2 me for my birthday?

    ^lol, me looking at car


  5. Javi says:

    Most people would believe that this is computer generated, but he states that it’s not.read carefully people.

  6. Pax Arcadia says:

    If you don’t get it, the 3-D scuplture looks like a 2-D computer generated image.

  7. Huge Fan says:

    Who is this person? I would LOVE to have him make some other cars.
    The scooby is amazing~!!!

  8. Vandigo says:

    Oh wow . . . Dude, they even put the text on the tires!!! Talk about spare time!

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s illegally parked on the yellow line in two of those photos!

  10. Brian says:

    Neat, I like it, but it’s not an illusion, it is what it is.

  11. Wil says:

    i wonder if there are any pics with the car under a black light in the dar

    why a suburu? why not a car with nice lines?

  12. Jessica says:

    That’s not really an illusion..more like a sweet peice of art. i really like it though, it’s awesome.

  13. Anonymous says:

    If it really is sculpture and not computer generated, why aren’t any people around in any of the pics? It isn’t believable without somebody touching it!

  14. Anonymous says:

    –noun 1. something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.

    This appears to be a wire frame image, but it’s not. That makes it an illusion. All illusions could be considered a work of art…

    Poster number 2, you were not first. How embarrassing.

  15. Schaianne says:

    Too cool!! I really thought it was a computer generated pic at first!! Wow, I’d never have the patience for that level of detail!!

  16. Super Weego Camo Artist .4 says:

    it looks like the ghost cars founf by googleearth

    Check Mode!

  17. Anonymous says:

    so cool

  18. Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!! says:

    wow its amazing! id love to be able to do stuff like that!!!! but i agree with some of u others – y is this an illusion – i just c it as wonderful art.

  19. Anonymous says:

    It’s made of wire. Got that from… hmm.. let’s see…. EVERYWHERE!

  20. Anonymous says:

    i think its fotshopped becuase u cant see a shadow

  21. Anonymous says:

    The first one’s a photoshop job – no shadows, and the only other way’s a drawing on the ground (but a car would interrupt the drawing).

    The second and third, though, are either wireframes or chalk drawings distorted for a perfect perspective.

  22. Anonymous says:

    does he have to pay for over time parking?

  23. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think this is real. If it’s a real sculpture, where is its shadow? Unless you’re gonna tell me that it’s made of transparent material. O.o

  24. Anonymous says:

    someone said it was illegally parked on a yellow line…

  25. Anonymous says:

    if you look at the last picture closely you will see faint shadows on the right of the car around the wheels and a small line going from wheel to wheel. very faint but it is there.

  26. Anonymous says:

    You can see shadows on all the images if you blow up the pics.

  27. Anonymous says:

    are all these pics of the same sculpture? that is, does it still look like a car from all angles? if so, that’s awesome.

    even if its not, still a pretty cool sculpture.

  28. Butler says:

    i’m with Nina.

  29. Anonymous says:

    hello i am a chav and you all are poo

  30. Anonymous says:

    so where’s the illusion?

  31. bittramp says:

    Oh wow, all of the pictures look 2d. Because they are on my 2d computer monitor? WTF is this? A sculpture that looks like a wire frame view on a computer? Throw away the pipe cleaners and leave wire frames on the computer.

  32. Rich Pro says:

    i See the back left wheel flip flopping.

  33. chance says:

    i want one

  34. Grace says:

    WTF that is just ****ing crazy

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