I have long been an admirer of Japanese artist Shigeo Fukuda. Honestly, I don’t know why it has taken me this long to post about him- his underground piano has always been a favorite sculpture of mine. I have often fantasized about creating a similar work, but never been successful (although I can make a pretty mean shadow puppet of a moose).
As you can see from the pictures, his sculptures are often jumbles of something unintelligible, like a pile of nails or silverware or even trash, which look like nothing unless you view them from just the right perspective. A certain angle, a shadow, a mirrored reflection, and pow, it becomes not only recognizable, but a complex work of art.
Although I’m mostly enamored with the sculptured works, he has created some fun and equally sneaky graphic art too. I thought it warrented an inclusion- here are Musical Hair and the Mona Lisa: