These functioning sculptures may look like they’re being manipulated by wires or magnets – but they’re actually being manipulated by perspective.

Kokichi Sugihara is a 68-year-old Japanese professor who creates optical illusions. The illusions are based off of the position from which the viewer is looking at the sculpture. Since the human eyes calculates what it sees in relation to 3D space, Sugihara creates his models to have a manipulated sense of depth.

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Even when the trick is revealed to the viewer, one can’t help but feel an eerie sense of left over confusion.

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