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Optical Illusion Art Installation in Vancouver Celebrates World Sight Day

There’s a new Instagram-worthy optical illusion art piece in Vancouver.  Revealed today on World Sight Day, Vancouver eyewear brand Clearly has commissioned muralists Sandy Pell and Steve Pell (the same artists behind the #kitswings mural) to create an optical illusion art piece to raise awareness for the importance of vision and how it impacts one’s perception of the world.

“2.5 billion people globally live with vision problems and can’t afford an optical solution, and this issue is true here in Canada as well. We wanted an art piece that reminds Vancouverites the importance of eye health by creating a piece that plays with perception to showcase the importance of vision in one’s perception of how they see. ” – Arnaud Bussières, Managing Director, Clearly.

The piece will be viewable to the public from October 12 to October 31 at the Woodward’s Atrium at 101 W. Hastings Street in Gastown. People will be able to view the illusion from different perspectives based on where in the atrium they are standing including to the left, right, bottom, top and from above on the staircase.

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