This intricate and unsettling art is grossing people out

Publish Date
Thursday, 9 March 2017, 3:17PM

WARNING: This article may trigger Trypophobia

At first glance, Japanese artist Gaku's work looks incredibly detailed and intricate, and it is, but the internet has conflicted feelings about the art claiming that it makes them feel uncomfortable.

While many people are impressed by the delicate and precise nature of the art, they can't help feeling grossed out. 

This is likely due to the carved out spaces that make up the pattern, that at a glance looks beautiful, but upon further inspection may cause what's called Trypophobia.

Trypophobia is the phobia of small clustered holes...and you probably have it. Not convinced? Take a look at the Surinam Toad, a Trypophobes worst nightmare.

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 The artwork seems pretty tame now, huh?