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The Black Harbor The Black Harbor is an online account of the work, ideas, and inspiration of a tight-nit collective of creatives. Over the years we have created things together, attended school together, fought together, and partied together. We have grown beyond the simplicity of friendship. We are now a family. Our purpose is to celebrates the work of the collective and explore creative work in the world that truly inspires us driving us to be better at what we do. Our hope is that as we document our work, process, lives, and inspiration that you will also be inspired and share your work with us.
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Bill Baird (of Sunset) put out a rad new album this year that is a slight departure from his old stuff. Dig on it
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A playlist created by photographer and artist Eric Carroll relating to his Rayko Photo Center show titled Plato’s Home Movies.
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Your stressed out. You need to chill the fuck out and take this in.
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This album has been doing the trick for me lately. I’m a sucker for anything western and psychedelic.
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Woah supernerd! What do you got against the design of our site? Here's the feed. Geek.

This shape could not exist 3 dimensionally.  It is an impossible shape.  The principle is much like MC Escher’s famous staircase.

For some time I have been interested in using paper as a medium.  By experimenting with color and shape you can take something that is essentially 2 dimensional and create a 3 dimensional quality.  Not only that, but you can influence and change perception with color and form alone.  This grouping of images is aimed at playing with ideas of how we perceive color and shape through optical illusions.  Most of these are based on famous illusions but I have re-interpreted them through paper cutouts.  There is no photoshop. They are all constructed of cut paper and then photographed.

These two triangles are made up of the same pieces of paper.  When rearranged one exhibits a gap along the bottom edge.  Yet, they are the same size.

If you stare at this cube it will re-orient itself.  A small cube may either appear to be sitting in the bottom corner of a cube or it will appear to be a bottom corner missing form a cube.

If you stare for a bit the cubes will simultaneously re-orient themselves in depth. 

Move your head or screen up and down and you will perceive movement.  

All the lines in the checkerboard are actually straight.  

Blue dots appear between the squares.




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  • Katie

    Oh man, how does the second one work? My brain hurts.

  • Yeah, you know me

    Epic! Check out Douglas Huebler’s work on the presentation of fact and process – could be a great inspiration for the presentation of this work