church 1“Reading between the Lines” is an installation created by architectural duo Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenberghare. Located in Limburg, Belgium, the structure  resembles a rustic old church covered with clapboard or ship lap siding. When seen from the right high vantage point, the building appears to be a solid structure. But the walls and roof are actually composed of horizontal boards, so viewed at ground level, the facade disintegrates!
One wonders if the designers are making the statement: “The nearer one is to heaven a church looks solid and sheltering; descend to earth and its flimsy reality becomes apparent.

Fascinating philosophical optical illusion?   Or am I “reading between the lines”? It’s all in one’s perspective, isn’t it?

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