For a project that's a little bit different is this personal
poster series designed for a local fundraiser art show. Ryan is a
fiend for brain games, riddles and, optical illusions. For this little
series, Ryan researched the phenomenon of imagery that visually seems
to move when in fact it is static. This bizarre mind trick is called
Auto Kinesis. The stong contrast in each image with the white & black
on either side of the equally contrasting colour hues results in a neat
effect that makes each image seem to have movement. Some close up images
of the posters have been put at the end of the slide show below. For some
fun, Ryan used a snack theme to demonstrate this cool effect.
ONION RINGS: Stare loosely at the onion in the center and the rings
should each rotate slowly in the opposite direction of the arrows.
LEMON SQUARES: Stare loosely at the lemon and then slightly let your
eyes wander around the square and the smaller lemons on the outskirts
will move as though on a wavy surface.
CHERRY BLASTERS: Stare into the middle of the blast and the explosion
spike should look as though they are blasting outwards.