Golan Levin is an artist and engineer. He gave a very interesting presentation to TED about his work. (See video link.) At about 9 minutes into this video he shows two examples of art that looks at you. I recommend TED as a source for a lot of interesting presentations. Golan Levin video on TED.
Someone asked, "How do you paint trees when they're near enough to see them individually, but far enough that you don't need that much detail?"
This sketchbook page from 2004 uses overlapping zig-zag rows of 'trees.' See the top right where two of these fringes meet.
"Calais" is another favorite painting done during the same period. It brings together many of the considerations mentioned in my Artist Statement: printmaking, realism, the strangely familiar... The loose "grid" and coloured lines in the foreground are printed directly from a found object - the glue traces on the back of a piece of bathroom wall paneling. So as abstract as the result seems, there's also a "quirky" realism.