Face Profile Illusion

Hybrid Face Illusion

Inspired by a painting seen at an art sale, I created this image by taking a forward facing photograph of myself and masking it with a profile image of myself. To complete the ambiguity of facial direction, I replaced my forward facing eye with a side facing eye. The perception of the direction that my face is pointing toward is dependant on where one's gaze is fixated. The face direction is perceived as toward the observer when gaze is directed at the mouth but then shifts as the observer focuses on the eye.