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Broken Well

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the  deep hole illusion of this broken well:

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This seemingly deep hole is transportable!

We perceive what we expect to see until our brain is confronted with conflicting information. This sculpture creates such conflict as a result of the interplay between the physics of light, reflection and inanimate objects. Mirrors were used to create an optical illusion of a dark, bottomless well. The brick wall perimeter was carefully constructed so as to merge seamlessly into the mirrored reflection. The gripping hand has been incorporated to represent a person hanging off the wall and about to meet an unknown fate akin to the struggles and outcomes encountered in one's lifetime.

Note that this Broken Well sculpture is one of the finalists exhibits in Wynne Prize 2014. Exhibition opened to public from July to September 2014.

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Stephen Pong   2014