We were once fascinated by optical illusions but until Professor Kokichi Sugihara from Meiji University created strange objects that looked completely different when viewed through mirrors, perhaps optical illusions not the highest realm of illusion.
Sugihara is a mathematician and artist specializing in optical toy creation. He won many major awards at the Best Illusion of the Year Contest. The inspiration from the awards further prompted Sugihara to create more objects that could create an illusion for viewers.
It looks like a 4-pointed star but when placed in front of a mirror, this special object suddenly turns into 4 different small circles when viewed from the opposite side.
In addition, Sugihara cleverly created objects with extremely delicate lines of processing to deceive the eyes of the viewer.
For example, this special arrow. When the arrow is pointing to the right, it's hard to believe, it really looks like the picture below when viewed from another angle.
Illusion with the true shape of the arrow
The difference in elevation gradually creates illusion, causing the viewer to mistakenly think that the corners and edges of the arrow turn into a circle.
Next is the clover that turns into a heart when viewed from another angle. The mirror contributed to making that illusion become more authentic.
Psychedelic with symbols of cards
Obviously, making these toys and objects is not easy, because the workers will need to have a very good ability to think of cubes, especially to calculate the ratio to every millimeter.
Optical illusions are often used to deceive our minds when seeing lines or hiding something in a flat plane. Sugihara is not only a mathematician but also a magician who has the ability to turn ordinary objects into hallucinations that blend complex and simple things.
Interested readers can follow the illusion works and illusion interpretation below. Follow more Sugihara Instagram accounts here to see more interesting works.
Refer to Soranews24