It’s not what you see, it’s how you see. The Fleet’s Illusions Gallery bends your mind and shares how the brain processes information in ways that can often deceive us. You’ll see colors and shapes where there aren’t any, faces appear from the strangest places and the simplest images lead to the most surprising revelations. Step inside the world of visual illusions and discover that it is not what you see, but it’s how you see that truly matters.
Digital Illustration, Exhibit Design
Collaborated from concept to final production, digital illustrator
Fleet Science Center
Making the Old New
To create a cohesive design, I was tasked with updating several well-known optical illusions that had been around for decades. No pressure. Here are the final results.
Young Woman, Old Woman: This optical illusion was made famous in 1915 by William Ely Hill.
Rabbit or Duck: The earliest known version
is from a German humor magazine drawing
Face or Vase: Rubin's vase was developed around 1915 by Edgar Rubin, a Danish psychologist.
The main entry panels were vital as they explained the various parts of the brain utilized while viewing optical illusions and how those areas worked. I needed to create a simplified yet accurate illustration that even those with limited exposure to how the brain worked would understand.