Pavement artists take street art to a whole new level with their deceptively realistic three-dimensional works..
1. Joe Hill’s ‘Man on the Ledge’:
Don’t be fooled by this astonishing optical illusion! The man is perfectly safe… or is he not?
2. Joe Hill’s ‘Down the Wonderland Rabbit Hole’:
Look who has found the rabbit hole to wonderland?
3. Edgar Mueller’s ‘Phoenix (Transformation)’:
From the right perspective, you’d be able to see an eagle rising from a geyser of water out of an open chasm.
4. Kurt Wenner’s ‘Spiderman’:
Wenner used his mathematical skills to create this stereoscopic image, allowing people to balance on Spiderman’s web high above the ‘streets’ while never actually leaving the safety of the ground.
5. Julian Beever’s ‘Treasure Hunt’:
Bring a metal detector with you wherever you go.. you never know what treasure lies below the streets you walk!
4 different artists, 1 form of art.
These works are created using a projection technique called anamorphosis. This process creates a three dimensional illusion from a distorted image; the artwork only looks ‘correct’ when viewed from a special angle or perspective.
These artists are talented beyond words. They are able to transform ordinary streets into something out of this world, opening portals to another dimension which defies the laws of space and time. They have truly blurred the boundary between fantasy and reality. I’m sure it’s almost impossible to walk by without being swept into these virtual scenes/worlds they create.
As these artworks get washed away over time, photos are probably the best way to preserve them. This is probably why most of these artists have an online gallery. So, do check out other works by these amazing people from their respective websites!