Thursday, May 03, 2012

Philatelic Knitted Illusion

In honor of the Queen's Jubilee, British textile artists Steve Plummer and Pat Ashforth have created an interesting work of art featuring a Machin 1st class stamp that has the Queen's head mysteriously appearing out of nowhere when you walk by it.

Called "illusion knitting," the piece measures approximately 32 inches high by 27 inches wide and is one in a series of using a special knitting technique.

According to a write-up on the website, "These knitted panels are primarily intended to be used as pictures, hanging on the wall. View them from immediately in front and you will see nothing but stripes; view them from an angle and the picture will be revealed. Some are intended to be viewed from below, others from the side."

To view, click on above.

To see others in the series, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:00 AM