Optical Illusion with Cedar Shingles

Hi Lloyd.

I was renovating this garage/workshop that faces the main street of Sointula, BC. The garage door that faced the road was always awkward to drive in and out of so I moved it around to the side. This left a blank wall facing the street. I asked the owners if I could do something artsy on this blank wall. It has now faded to grey but still catches the eye.

Robbie Boyes

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Optical Illusion with Cedar Shingles

  1. Robbie Boyes
    I come back here now and then, Just to Make my Heart Smile…
    not only is it WOW. Magnificent.
    it is fun.

    Did you make the pattern up yourself, or did you copy it from one laid out, or one in “some book”?

    Amazing talent, either way.

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