The Illusion of Perception
The Illusion of Perception
The Illusion of Perception

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Dominating the back wall of the waiting area is a site-specific artwork made from thousands of wallpaper fragments. The artist uses everyday printed material, postage stamps, newspapers, comic books, cereal boxes and cuts them into tiny pieces. She then meticulously reassembles them into distorted versions of their original selves. These reconfigurations lend her two dimensional works a subtle 3D trompe l’oeil effect, creating an illusion that the work seems to swell out from the wall.

Royal London Hospital



The Illusion of Perception




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Royal London Hospital

Whitechapel, London, Greater London E1 1BB England

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