Photograph of Artist GARY ROHRABAUGH
GARY ROHRABAUGH
Bellingham, Washington - United States



Original Artworks (11)

Gary Rohrabaugh; Cubes 5, 2012, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  Cubes- 5 is back to the fun. The central cube is not a great challenge to visualize. The fun begins when the outer cube forms a new separate form challenging the viewer to find the complete design. ...
Gary Rohrabaugh
Original Oil Painting, 2012
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Happy Dance, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 42 x 42 inches. Artwork description: 241  This design made the artist happy the first time it worked. Happy Dance is the second anthropomorphic illusion following the bird- like big- eyed Anamorphic ( in XOR category) . The work moves like a joyous dance. This is one of those works that has a greater impact in ...
Gary Rohrabaugh
Original Oil Painting, 2010
42 x 42 inches (106.7 x 106.7 cm)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Asymmetrical, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 119 x 111 cm. Artwork description: 241  This Asymmetrical painting is an experiment testing the effect of using an elliptical, instead of circular, center for line origination and inconsistent line spacing. ...
Gary Rohrabaugh
Original Oil Painting, 2005
119 x 111 cm (46.9 x 43.7 inches)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Sinuous, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 42 x 42 inches. Artwork description: 241  Sinuous is a simplification of the earlier works, In- Out and Eye Candy. This focuses on the true illusion. The illusion works powerfully when reduced to its simplest form. ...
Gary Rohrabaugh
Original Oil Painting, 2010
42 x 42 inches (106.7 x 106.7 cm)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Cubes, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is the sixth of the painting series Cubes. The Cubes series gets harder with 2 and truly challenging in the third painting. Both fun and a mental challenge.  ...
Gary Rohrabaugh
Original Oil Painting, 2011
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Cubes 2, 2011, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is the second of the three painting series Cubes- 2. The Cubes series gets harder with 2 and truly challenging in the third painting. Both fun and a mental challenge. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2011
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Radiance, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241  Radiance represents the warmth of the sun. Rhythmic waves visually warm and relax the viewer. This painting produces a deeply satisfying visual tranquility. ...
Gary Rohrabaugh
Original Oil Painting, 2004
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Exploring Illusions   Pai..., 2012, Original Book, 8 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241   Inspiration for Exploring IllusionsDrawings and paintings are all opticalillusions.Successfully converting what we seeinto flat, static images requires theuse of illusionary tools like perspective,scale, and vanishing point. Thesetools are employed in varying degreesof success by artists, engineers,and mathematicians to ...
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Original , 2012
8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Exploring Illusions   Ske..., 2012, Original Book, 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Artwork description: 241  Sketchbook is Volume 1 of a two book set. Volume 2 Paintings documents the ideas behind and challenges of painting the designs. The resulting optical illusions, in oil on canvas, are more effective than the computer based sketches. ...
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Original , 2012
8.5 x 8.5 inches (21.6 x 21.6 cm)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Interesting, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 119 x 111 cm. Artwork description: 241   Interesting uses the intersections of three elliptical skewed disks to create ever- changing geometric patterns. Every time Interesting is viewed it serves up a myriad of shapes and forms in seemingly endless combinations. ...
Gary Rohrabaugh
Original Oil Painting, 2004
119 x 111 cm (46.9 x 43.7 inches)
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Gary Rohrabaugh; Spin, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 42 x 42 inches. Artwork description: 241  Spin takes the viewer for an illusionarycounter clockwise spiral intoa still forming center. There is nospiral. Each jag edge forms a perfectcircle. It's the dominance orthicker segment of the left directionof the jag that leads the eye to thenext ...
Gary Rohrabaugh
Original Oil Painting, 2009
42 x 42 inches (106.7 x 106.7 cm)
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Artist Statement

Inspiration for Exploring Illusions

Drawings and paintings are all optical illusions.

Successfully converting what we see into flat, static images requires the use of illusionary tools like perspective, scale, and vanishing point. These tools are employed in varying degrees of success by artists, engineers, and mathematicians to depict our three dimensional in-motion world.

My hope is that I have opened a new thread into the use of optical illusions in art through the sketches, paintings, and books that have resulted from this research.

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