Neil Dawson’s “Horizons”

Hope you’ll enjoy this one as much as I have! What appears to be a drawn piece of paper is actually a construction made of welded steel. Be sure to jump inside this post for more different angles. Piece of art you see was created by Neil Dawson, who named it Horizons. It is located in New Zealand on “The Farm,” a large private art park owned by Alan Gibbs, a New Zealand businessman, entrepreneur, and art patron worth about $450 million dollars.


67 Replies to “Neil Dawson’s “Horizons””

  1. This is definately an eye-popping illusion I was certain that it was just a photoshoped picture but it proved me wrong…well yes it coulde still be photoshopped but I actually highly edoubt it

  2. also imo it’s a fake: the portion that is transparent in the first image is patterned in the second. The second image seems a mirrored version of the first, but the trees are different, as already observed by Russ Welch.

  3. @Russ Welch
    Do you think it’s fake?
    It’s not a mirror image. It’s taken from the other side of the hill, hence the different tree.

  4. I just dont get it AT ALL even if is real i dont see how it can be art that would cost that much thats just me maybe I’ll come back and take a 158 look at it.

  5. QUOTE Cipher:
    >>”also imo it’s a fake: the portion that is transparent in the first image is patterned in the second. The second image seems a mirrored version of the first, but the trees are different, as already observed by Russ Welch.”<<

    this construction that appears to be 3 dimensional is a FLAT steel construction, and so it appears the same from both sides, if you viewed it straight from the front, all youd see is one vertical beam

    very well done illusion, with powerful 3 dimensional suggestions (it's 2D steel art), it's going in my list of cool things :P

  6. Maybe one should ad for anyone who didn’t get it: the construction is somehow two dimensional. So that might be confusing. It looks like a three dimensional thingy but it’s just like a drawing (that is made to look three dimensional). If you would look at it from the right angle it would only look like a bar.

  7. I thought it was fake at first, so I started looking it up. It’s real. It’s too bad The Park isn’t open to the public (except for fundraisers), would be an awesome place to visit some day.

  8. The center image has been flipped left-right (mirror imaged) to create a more dramatic presentation. The lone pine tree nearby is the same in both photos, but the curve of the trunk is also flipped left-right; a giveaway at the ‘hoax’.
    Nevertheless, it is a delightful work of art.

  9. @ Astro: the tree is missing the bottom half of it’s trunk, it is on the other side of the hill, the clouds look completly different, the grass is different and grows in a different pattern, the hill itself is shaped differently, the “image” covers a larger area, and the tree’s branches are positioned differently., first two pictures are from 3/4 views, third is straight on from a side.

  10. As soon as I realised it’s a 2-D structure rather than a 3-D one, I understood how it works. It took me AGES, but now that I understand, it really is quite cool.

  11. It is clearly faked In the second and third picture it is transparent but in the first one it only shows white and even if there was a perfect cloud behind it it should still show the framework of the back part which is grey cross hatching but it just shows white.

  12. This is fake, in the second picture, it shows the clouds. The clouds wouldve moved eventually and it wouldnt match the “sculpture” anymore.

  13. It doesn’t make sense, as much as I want it to.

    You wouldn’t be able to see the clouds if it was real – look on the opposite side where the frame is shaded and then compare those shaded bits from the different viewpoints.

    It’s false, I apologise.

    I like otters.

  14. Actually now I’ve just got myself confused, I don’t want to admit that it’s real but it makes sense when you actually stare at it…

    I’m trying to look at it as some steel but it’s too good and I keep seeing the paper D:

  15. what im confused about if why the back of the sheet is coloured/pattern and you see this in all 3 pics yet you dont see the same on the front of the sheet and its see through which to me make me think its fake. some poeple have said its a 2D art work then how can there be a back to the sheet if its just afew steel bars? if some can explain this please do.

  16. No, because, if you look at all the pictures, even though the angle is change, it still looks like in the other pictures.
    The artist is just fooling you as much as he’s fooling me. Just you’re too dumb to think the last picture is fake.

    1. saying “it’s fake” is actually the easy way for the dummies…
      it’s clearly NOT the same in all the pictures…
      only a genius mind could create something like this!

  17. Sigh… yet again its the paintbrush stuff… get the picture on paintbrush and make it on there… too many illusions r made dat way

  18. this is obvious fake 2 reasons=the black lines on the sheet medal would not be there…look at shhet metal in pictures n in real life n tell me it looks anywhere near this…if u say it does…go cut ur fucking eyes out

  19. Almost got me with this one. Nice try! I really wanted this to be true, but after a little analysis there’s only one conclusion: F A K E !!!

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