MY WIFE AND MY MOTHER-IN-LAW / by Matt Clysdale

I'm fascinated by perceptual shifts. How we can shift our focus or thinking or attitude and begin to see something new or different - sometimes things that are right under our noses, except we just can't "see" them.

I strive to create perceptual shifts in my collage work so the viewer has both the pleasure and challenge of perceiving different subjects, coexisting on different planes. I do it because I thinks it adds depth and dimension to a 2-dimensional work, both literally and metaphorically. 

To that end, I've always been fascinated by the famous image, My Wife and My Mother-In-Law and other perceptual illusions.

There's something absolutely magical about those two images existing in the exact same drawing, but never revealing themselves simultaneously.