Called “Diminish and Ascend”, this mind-bending installation is simply an optical illusion, created by artist David McCracken that. It plays on perspective and takes into account the visual effects associated with simulating distance. By building a modified replica of a staircase that decreases in size as it nears the top, it gives the illusion of an infinite stairway. Continue reading for more pictures.

Here’s what My Modern Metropolis has to add: “The piece, part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this year that allows the mind to wander and imagine a surreal escape. Though it appears to be a long climb to the top that goes beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, it is nothing more than an optical illusion.”

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