Mind-bending infinite staircase optical illusion goes viral

The statue called 'Staircase to Heaven.'
(Image credit: Public Delivery)

There's nothing quite like a good statue, but when it doubles up as an optical illusion, we love it even more. This statue is not only a beautiful piece of art, but it's totally bending our minds – and it seems the internet agrees. 

A video has surfaced on Twitter of a stunning optical illusion in which it looks as though a staircase continues up, up and up into the sky. The reality is that you're looking at a well-designed statue that has been made to look as though stairs are ascending into the sky from a certain angle. The statue, titled 'Staircase to Heaven', is located in South Africa, and it's proving to be boggling the minds of the internet, as well as our own. If you love this trippy statue, then make sure you check out our roundup of our favourite mind-bending optical illusions.

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.