Perception-bending art… an alternate reality of her creation

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

In 2009, while finishing her degree in political science, Alexa had an idea for an art project: what would it look like if she put black paint down on top of shadows? This question took her down a rabbit hole of experiments with painting on and people and objects that led her to develop an optical illusion for turning three-dimensional spaces into what appeared to be two-dimensional paintings.