Pardon Me While I Mess With Your Mind

Ever since I was a kid, I thought optical illusions were cool. Here are some of my favorites. Hope you enjoy them!

Let’s start with a video by Ok Go for their song, ‘The Writing’s on the Wall,” which offers some real-time illusions!

Is this a young girl or an old woman?

What word does this image spell?


Do you see this man's face straight on or in profile?

Do you see this man’s face straight on or in profile?

How cool is this?

Is this one face or two?

Is this a woman putting on makeup or . . . something else?


Is this a horn player or a woman?

Just for fun, here are some mind-bending photos that make you scratch your head and think, “How’d they do that?”

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9 Responses to “Pardon Me While I Mess With Your Mind”

  1. tamara Says:

    these are awesome I love optical illusions as well_i wish could create them

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Glad you liked them, Tamara!

  3. Green Monk Says:

    These ae fun! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    You’re welcome, Green Monk! They are indeed fun!

  5. Velma Says:

    So glad you got the last one in there, I was just looking at it in my files. Love the illusions. I think my Children probably spent a good two weeks with the floor/roof.

  6. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Glad you enjoyed them, Velma!

  7. Deb Says:

    My favorite is the one with the tiled courtyard. It’s a good metaphor for the way we may perceive ourselves and others. Am I the one on solid ground, or do I need help up? Thanks, Phil, and Happy New Year to you!

  8. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Happy New Year to you too, Deb!

  9. Jeanne Daves Says:

    One of Master’s chants: “I am the bubble, make me the sea.” I liked them all. The illusion of the deck blending in with the sea is my favorite. Still working on the tile courtyard. The others I figured out. Thanks for sharing the fun. Jeanne

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