By: Lydia

When you look at a mosaic optical illusion, you may have difficulty understanding what you are looking at. Mosaics are popular pieces of art, but from too close it may just look like a mixture of colors and shapes. But, if you back up, you can start to see the picture appear. When you look at a mosaic close up, your brain picks out all the sharp edges and details in this image. It also picks out the individual shapes instead of the whole picture.  But when you back up, the lines become fuzzy and the colors blend together. Your brain will process the similarities between the image and your memories. This will piece together the blurry colors and shapes to create an image.

Works Cited

DiSpezio, Michael A. Optical Illusion Magic: Visual Tricks & Amusements. New York: Sterling Pub., 1999. Print.

"Percolator Mosaics." Percolator Mosaics. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.

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