Apr 4, 2008

Hold on to Infinity

Incredible, trippy, intriguing and inspiring photographic art by Toasted Ghost member of Red Bubble art community. Well worth taking a long look at all his bubbly contribution. The photo uses the 'Droste Effect' a technique pioneered by Escher. It's a technique in which an image contains a smaller copy of itself, the sequence appearing to recur infinitely. It's also known as "mise en abyme " and means, "placing into infinity" or "placing into the abyss."
The Dutch Droste company's famous cocoa packaging is at the origin of the name "Droste effect". The nurse on the package carries a plate with a package, on which there is the same package, etc, etc.. The explanation is mathematical and a bit complex... For more on the Droste Effect illusion, click here or here for a visual understanding.

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