I was totally fascinated to see the effects of moving closer and farther away from the screen. I find this perceptual piece remarkably stimulating. As I continually move closer and further away, it almost looks like the light is breathing.
About the Breathing Light
This Breathing Light illusion by Alan Stubbs features a vibrant illumination. A variation in deceptive illumination takes place when a person move closer and further from the screen. I have learned that the effect is more apparent on the computer screen, but it also works with printed versions. It is interesting to know that the effect also works when other hues are utilized and even when the background is not black. Perception is the interpretation of what is seen through the eyes. Optical illusions occur because of the way the brain is working to interpret what is seen. Optical illusions simply trick the brain into seeing things which may or may not exist in reality.
About the Artist
Alan Stubbs is an aficionado of perceptual art. He often combines art, science and psychology in his work.
Thank you very much Alan Stubbs for allowing us to post and share your Breathing Light. If you wish to know more about his optical illusions, you can go and visit his website.