Conquering Oneself?

It is a two-dimensional depiction of a staircase in which the stairs make four 90-degree turns as they ascend or descend yet form a continuous loop, so that a person could climb them forever and never get any higher.

This is clearly impossible in three dimensions; the two-dimensional figure achieves this paradox by distorting perspective.

And that is pretty much my life right now.

9 comments:

Salman! said...

haha nice, loved it =)

Alec Lindsay said...

The staircase in your illustration is not actually impossible to recreate in 3D, but one or two staircases would have to slope downhill and from some angles 'fool' perspective. They'd be difficult to 'climb' and you'd achieve no progress. Is this better? Or does it complicate your situation even more? Do I believe you? Hmmm! Love, Alec

Tazeen said...

Interesting :)

Tazeen said...
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Sidrah said...

ermm.. oh am just dumb! =o

SaJ said...

Thanks Salman & Tazeen ;)

Believe me Alec, I really am going around in circles 0=0. :( dizzy!

@Sidrah
you sound confused! (O_o)?

AL said...

Hmmm are'nt we all roaming around in a circle.. and not achieveing anything.. but each time that journey is different..

al

majworld said...

really nice post..Loved the way u described it :) nice use of 2D to describe :)..But still, as u said in 3D its not the same..so may be its just the perspective from which u wana see that matters.so change ur perspective, may be ur getting higher and u can't see it :)

Afaque said...

Liked it!!