These Karl Kwasny illustrations are evocative of images found in optical illusion books. That’s because each rendering can be viewed from a distance or up close and yield two different depictions.
When seen up close, viewers are treated to cartoon figures dressed in Victorian era dresses participating in various activities which seem unrelated to the other images in the series. From a distance, however, viewers will discover that each illustration forms a morbid-looking skull, adding a level of eeriness to the scenes beforehand, which appeared innocuous on first impression. The skulls are always cleverly integrated into each picture, with one drawing using tulips for teeth and a full moon for its cranium, and the images are fun to look at on a micro and macro level.
Karl Kwasny is a Manhattan-based illustrator, and often draws under the pseudonym Monaux.
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