These 3 Gears could Orient not.

An impossible gear ratio. Each gear is complete in itself, but requires parts of its companions to exist. Look closely at how these 3 gears mesh.

Each gear needs a geometric piece of its neighbor to complete itself. So the whole scene is impossible from the get go. It could never happen this way in real life. However the ensemble lives quite happily in 2D, made to look 3D.

 

Art: ©2004 R. Ausbourne

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