Artists make their money in a variety of different ways, and I can’t think of any more interesting than these anamorphic pavement (or sidewalk) chalk drawings.
“…a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image.”
Julian Beever, a.k.a the Pavement Picasso, is an English chalk artist who has been creating drawings on pavements since the mid-1990s.
The illusion (above) of the Politicians Meeting Their End was drawn outside The Bank of England and was commissioned by Channel 4′s Midnight Special for the night of the 1997 General Election (here in the UK).
The drawing Babyfood (above) seen from the wrong side.
Self-Portrait Of The Artist With Liquid Refreshment (above).
Julian Beever’s Higherford Mill installation
Julian took up residence at Higherford Mill, Barrowford, for four days in March 2007. He created his floor artwork whilst chatting to visitors and the above timelapse video was produced to showcase the process.
I really enjoy seeing art forms different from the norm. Artists such as Julian and Escher, who loves LEGO don’t you know?