We've all seen our share of impressive swimming pools. But, have you ever seen a pool that lets you take a plunge without getting wet?
Sounds pretty far-fetched, right?
Well, actually, not really.
Thanks to one talented artist from Argentina, you can go to the bottom of a pool and still stay dry.
Recently, Leandro Erlich set out to create an exhibit for Japan's 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. What he created was a pool that will really mess with your perception of reality.
Erlich's amazing optical illusion somehow makes people look like they are standing 9 feet beneath the surface of the water.
You can stand on the deck and look down at the people through the glistening waters of the pool or walk into the waterless, empty room below and look up as you blow some people's minds!
Take a look at the pictures below to see this mind-bending pool.
Leandro Erlich is an artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina...
...who just created one seriously mind-boggling piece of art for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
At first glance, Erlich's pool exhibit seems like your ordinary swimming hole.
But if you take a closer look, you'll find a bunch of people actually standing at the bottom of this pool.
Don't worry, they're not drowning! This fake pool just plays around with perception to create a seriously epic optical illusion.
The pool uses a layer of glass covered in 4 inches of water...
...which, from above the pool, makes people look like they're standing in water.
You can stand on the limestone deck that surrounds the exhibit and view the deceitful waters from the surface...
...or walk into the empty room underneath and stare up at water above you.
Apparently, Erlich's work aims to explore “the ways we understand phenomena, enter into relationships with spaces and grasp reality."
Citations: This fake swimming pool messes with your mind (Fox News), An Illusory Swimming Pool By Leandro Erlich (IGNANT)