By
Cecilia Díaz Betz

Renowned French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has surprised us again with a work of art that highlights one of his best sides: the creation of spectacular optical illusions. Lehanneur created a welcome installation for the garden festival celebrated at the Domaine de chaumont-sur-loire centre d’arts et de nature (France).

The stone installation imitates the touch of the wind over the ocean perfectly

Named Petite Loire, the installation appears liquid, however, it is made of a single, hand-polished green marble piece designed with 3D software. The shapes, the light and the colors lend the piece a feeling of movement and dynamism very much like the flow of a river. The optical illusion is really incredible, as this surrealistic object perfectly reproduces the effect of the wind on the water surface, transforming a fleeting moment into something solid.

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More on Mathieu Lehanneur here.

Photos © Michel Giesbrecht