Let’s pay a visit to the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork to explore Bernard Pras’s work. Pras uses found objects of every imaginable sort to create awesome installations that appear to be nothing more than large, strangely organized piles of discarded containers, household objects, clothes, toys, packaged food, wrappers, plastic bags, and even dust. That is, unless you view each piece from one very specific location. Then all of the objects work together to form a recognizable image, often a portrait of a very familiar face from pop culture or the world of fine art such as Salvador Dalí, Vincent van Gogh and Snow White.
We love to look at these extraordinarily complex installations as what they’re meant to depict and then let our eyes wander to identify all of the objects that comprise that image. Breaking down these awesome optical illusions makes them (and the work that went into creating them) even more impressive.