Trompe d'oeil Window


artist, Aimee Stratton
October 2005
approx. 3.5'X5.5'

"Trompe d'oeil" is a french term meaning fool the eye. It's used for the style of painting where the viewer's eye is fooled into thinking there is something there that isn't. In this case, a "window" illuminates an otherwise quite ordinary staircase. This particlar homeowner always wanted a window at the top of her staircase, but was unable to without major construction changes. This was an economic and beautiful alternative.

See before and after pictures and detail below.

Staircase before and after