This is about illusions. About how our perceptions cause us to see things that aren’t always there. And to not see things that are. The rock hangs from a cloud, the rose casts no shadow, but a shadow from a non-existent bird is present. Trompe l’oeil, or “Fooling the Eye” is an art form that began in the Renaissance when artists learned to depict an object so accurately that it appeared real. Falling in love can literally change our view of the world. It disturbs our reality in such a way that the definitions we once gave to certain things as ‘real’ are no longer relevant and anything is possible. I love being in love for exactly this reason.