Artists cut tree in half, but leave it levitating upright…apparently, anyway [pics & video]

By Abraham Piper

Here’s a perfectly ordinary tree in Potsdam, Germany…

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And here’s how it looks after artists Daniel Siering and Mario Shu got a hold of it…

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The bisected-yet-still-standing tree, created by wrapping foil around the trunk and then spray painting the foil, requires that the viewer be in one particular place to see the illusion. This is, of course, limiting for a piece of public art, but if you do happen to be in that place, the view is wonderfully mind-bending…

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(via Beautiful Decay)