In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned for eternity to push a boulder up a hill only for it to roll down again. Over in San Francisco, artist Lee Materazzi decided to create her own mini version of the myth in her garage. She painstakingly created installations and as soon as they were done she dismantled them and started something new. She says the myth of Sisyphus still resonates with modern audiences. "A lot of the everyday things people do are like pushing a boulder up a hill to then just have it topple back down - laundry for one." The optical illusions were created without Photoshop: "I love figuring out how to manipulate reality with my own hands."
Labours of love in the garage
Kathryn Bromwich, The Guardian: Art/The Observer, September 6, 2014