Real MC Escher Waterfall Illusion (and Solution)!

You don’t have to be an MC Escher fan to be familiar with his masterpiece Waterfall Illusion painting that is extremely popular even today. As an example of its popularity, a fan has brought the illusion to life with a wooden model that presents the mystery for all to see.

We can all be certain that the illusion from MCwolles exists, but it is the process, angle and presentation which remains a mystery. In other words, how is it possible? Besides the possible solution that was brought to Boing Boing by David Goldman, we welcome suggestions, ideas, feedback and other conspiracy theories :)

ms escher waterfall illusion solution

For other MC Escher tributes, have a look at the Waterfall Lego version or the MS Escher Hands Robot version.