Hovering Tree illusion created by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany. Daniel Siering and Mario Shu wrapped this tree in a plastic sheeting and then mimicked the background landscape using detailed spray paint strokes to create the illusion of a tree cut in half.
The artists then painted a landscape on the plastic designed to imitate the countryside around it perfectly. This gives the illusion that the tree is completely see-through to the tree.
Two observations of this work, it took a lot of skill to paint a convincing representation of the background and it’s a really good thing the weather didn’t change while they painted. As it is the work would be fantastic to see from a distance and would certainly draw people from far afield. No trees were harmed in creating this work.