Impossible Figure: Tribar11

This is an interesting one. It’s not impossible due to how it fits together, but because of the drawing order, what is on top of what. That has always felt a bit cheap to me, as it’s pretty much the easiest way of doing illusions. But, I do have some interesting relationships between the different parts. And I think it works :)

Linework | Fillwork

If you follow the shape around, you can travel indefinitely in any of the axes.

About Andreas Aronsson

Professional app- & web-developer. Spare time multimedia experimenter, VR-enthusiast, motorcyclist. In Sweden.
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2 Responses to Impossible Figure: Tribar11

  1. I don’t think this is cheap at all.

    You’ve basically created a 3-D version of the Impossible Triangle, which I find quite pleasing to look at. It’s not as obviously “impossible” as the original. That’s why I think it’s so brilliant, and why it works: you really have to look at it for awhile to understand the “impossibility”!

    There was a fabulous documentary on the man who originated the Impossible Triangle, but the drawing was plagiarized by someone else, who, of course, got all the credit.

    If I remember the name of the film I shall let you know. (I believe I saw it on Public Television.)

    I used to enjoy creating impossible drawings based on this man’s work.

    Interesting website you have here. Bravo!

  2. Thanks! That sounds interesting :) I’ll try to see if I can find something about that!

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