walk away from Hexagon

The first picture in this series is a classical Hexagon. Three rutaceous in a hexagon do form the illusion of a cube. But is the centre edge pointing towards you or away from you? Try concentrating on one of the edges, pointing away from you and see if it does flip to the front. That effect does also work in a regular pattern, but of course, in a deformed pattern it’s more fun…

Hexagon style E-OP ART creating the Illusion of cubes with flipping edges, in the colours red, orange and yellow
Walk away from Hexagon No.1

The second picture of this series does use the same geometry and similar colours. Just now, the colours do point out the bending circle leading to that effect where you can imagine a hard shell in the bend area would contain a bulb, indirect illuminating the background forming a decorative lamp.

Hexagon style E-OP ART creating the Illusion of cubes with flipping edges, on an indirect illuminated bubble, in the colours red, orange and yellow
Walk away from Hexagon No.2

Now if the boundaries did work so well, enriching the pictures of the Vega series, what happens if I apply boundaries to the Hexagon?

The third picture of this series does answer this question. The hexagon series is a good prove, that colours are so important to the effect of the picture, maybe even more than the geometry. Judge for yourself, how these pictures stand out, compared to my early creations.

Hexagon style E-OP ART creating the Illusion of cubes with flipping edges, on an indirect illuminated bubble, involving boundaries, creating the illusion of cubes in the cubes in the colours red, orange and yellow
Walk away from Hexagon No.3