A ‘Staircase to Heaven’ Installation Ascends into the Sky as a Trippy Optical Illusion


NOVEMBER 12, 2021. GRACE EBERT
All images © Strijdom van der Merwe

South African artist Strijdom van der Merwe’s deceptive “Staircase to Heaven” sculpture is designed to make you wonder. When viewed straight on, the towering optical illusion appears to ascend into the sky at an incline, although the 4.5-meter-tall work actually lies on a flat plane. Van der Merwe partnered with Taiwanese artist Chou Sheng-hsien to create the trippy sculpture for the Nanhui Art Project in Taiwan, which commissioned 14 public works to be installed throughout Taitung County. […]

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