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Sandman's Daughter Optical Illusion

This photo was taken by Jair Ribbeiro, a Brazilian, living in Florence, Italy since 1998. Jair posed the question in his Flickr area:

"Sand sculpture or real woman covered by sand?"

Copyright 2004 Jair Ribbeiro
Used w/permission

Jair had this to say about this photo.
I was walkin' in the Farol da Barra Beach (Bahia Brazil) last August '04 when I saw this ~...~ in the sand.. It was really unbelievable..
So what do you think?

Is it possible that this is a real woman covered in sand? Could this be a woman on the beach that has been photoshopped to provide the sand texture?

Bottom line is if she takes up the family business there will be a lot of men that will suddenly become insomniacs.
Sandman \Sand"man`\, n.
A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as if there were sand in them. [1913 Webster]
Whatever the truth is this is one interesting illusion.


George said...

Hi, Walt! I voted for your blog for the weblog awards....

So, any jobs at the uncg it department?

Walt said...

George there are always jobs that creep up. Both people that work the late shift with me are going to be replaced. One is going back home to India and the other is taking a new job at the end of this month.

check out


Later this month we will have a computer system program 2 positions and a computer operator.

Check once a week jobs are typically posted for 10 days.

Paul said...

you'd find out the first time some pervert came along and tried to stick his...anyways. I think it's sand.

Walt said...

If you go to the artist's flickr site he has other photos of this sculpture from other angles.


Steven said...

This is good very good.

Ally said...

It's sand. She's too perfect. Too much some guy's dream.

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