Instantly, its aesthetic pronounces optical illusion and demands for viewers to grasp its appeal by physically moving towards and from it, and side to side. This engagement with the work offers alternative perspectives, both visually and conceptually. A debut departure from the artist’s two-dimensional works, Focal Illusion employs themes of Islamic geometry in its color scheme and multiple layers. More importantly, the crux is in its actual engineering – architecturally, it is constructed with an intention on the artist’s part to manipulate with depth as well as with concepts of light and dark and the visible versus the invisible. The organisation and repetition support principles of Islamic geometry, while the color scheme, synchronized as it is, is representative of a moment of transition for the artist and one which involved the move from one culture to another. Visually, it also calls to mind muqarnas (ornamented vaults), akin to honeycomb structures found in mosques. Carved and ornamented, they are highly mathematical structure, just as Focal Illusion is.