The illusion is based on The Scream of Nature (commonly known as The Scream, or Skrik in Norwegian), by Edvard Munch. He created four versions between 1893 and 1910. One painted version is in the National Gallery, Oslo. The Munch Museum has one painted and one pastel version. The fourth was recently sold for a record price to a private buyer.
The full effect of an illusion can only be seen when it is moving, or you are moving round it. When you look from directly in front you will only see stripes.
The illusion could be used as a wall-hanging or as the centre of a bed cover.