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Incredible 3D Sidewalk Art…

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Working primarily with chalk, Julian Beever produces some of the most incredible artwork we’ve come across in a while. Using a technique known as anamorphosis, Mr. Beever’s sidewalk art, when viewed from the proper perspective, appears to have depth: holes appear in sidewalks, bottles protrude out from the street and waterfalls seem to descend down through the sidewalk surface.

What makes Mr. Beever’s sidewalk art so fascinating is that they are all, in fact, flat, two dimensional drawings. If viewed from other than the intended viewing angle, the drawings don’t make much sense (see the reverse angle of the lady in the small pool and note how her leg stretches all the way down the street).

It’s hard to wrap one’s mind around Mr. Beever’s work when first seen, and it’s even harder to put into words, so without further ado, here’s a sampling of Julian Beever’s work…

Remember, this is actually a FLAT image...

Remember, this is actually a FLAT image...

That water coming out of the hose? It's flat also...

That water coming out of the hose? It's flat also...

Note the pedestrian trying to avoid the "hole"...

Note the pedestrian trying to avoid the "hole"...

Here's the lady in the pool from the correct perspective...

Here's the lady in the pool from the correct perspective...

...and here it is from the other end of the sidewalk. Look at it from this angle and you start to get a sense of how he does it...

...and here it is from the other end of the sidewalk. Look at it from this angle and you start to get a sense of how he does it...

We like this one the best...

We like this one the best...

...with this one a close second...

...with this one a close second...

If you’d like to learn more about Julian Beever and his incredible works, you can visit his website here.

Written by westcoastsuccess

July 30, 2008 at 9:27 am

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  1. that is sooooooooooooo coool

    joy

    January 29, 2009 at 9:05 am

  2. These are AMAZING.

    Repunzil

    February 5, 2009 at 8:54 am

  3. OMG I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIS IN PERSON woo
    i tink it is wicked how you manage to do this and come up with the idea for this art work

    Madison

    October 16, 2009 at 8:16 am

  4. Great post! When I did my own post on this incredible art, I was simply posting some fascinating images that were forwarded to me in an email. Your post has provided me with insights I didn’t have before. Thanks!

    izaakmak

    March 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm


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