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The Illusion of Love [Preview]

How do we fool thee? Let us count the ways that illusions play with our hearts and minds

LOVE AND AMOR
Here we see that love and amor are two sides of the same ambiguous object. This sculpture is an ambigram—an artwork or typographical design that can be read from two different viewpoints. Judith Bagai, editor of The Enigma, the official journal of the National Puzzlers' League, coined the term by contracting the words “ambiguous” and “anagram” (many ambigrams feature the same word seen from different directions).

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