the subconscious effect of daylight : daniel rybakken

The work of artist Daniel Rybakken presents a powerful illusion and a truly beautiful concept. He creates what looks like natural light falling on a wall or other surface, when in fact, it is a hidden panel of LED lights that replicate the shape of shadow bordering sunlight.

On his site, he shows the two images below to demonstrate the "sense of freedom" that natural light grants in contrast to the lonely, constricted sensation of the dark, enclosed room.

(*via Yahtzer; Images from Yahtzer and Daniel Rybakken)