Van Gogh's brand of Post-Impressionism is remarkable for its inherent movement; this collaboration between an artist and an animator takes those swirls to the next level.
"When I saw [Eads'] work for the first time, I saw it moving already in the still image," said McDaniel in an interview with The Creators Project.
I think what made this collaboration so powerful is at the core of why we both create—we use the process of creation as a form of meditation. It's a place of refuge where we can breathe and take in the world and in return give back some peace. And I think other people can feel that, and when they come across one of these illusions they pause and allow them selves to get lost in it. There's something extremely calming and mesmerizing about the illusions, there is magic is in the subtlety.
- Swirling GIF Illusions Look Like the Universe Breathing | The Creators Project