Trompe l'oeil...trick of the eye.

The trompe l'oeil has been around since the discovery of perspective techniques. A true trompe l'oeil differs from mural painting in that it establishes a bond with the viewer's immediate space, and then attempts to conceal the transition between reality and the illusion.

The mark of a good trompe l'oeil was one that fooled animals. For example, birds have tried to land in a courtyard that was actually an illusion.

Three dimensional trompes l'oeil, such as the ones designed and built by Gerard, have the advantage of incorporating foreground materials, stones and plantings flawlessly into the illusion.

Another allure of a trompe l'oeil is experiencing the bi-play between the brain and the senses, trying to interpret the data they are confronted with!

More information on this rather interesting concept is available from:

Gerard Butterss & Associates
Telephone +61-3-9569-0676
Facsimile +61-3-9563-3567

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