Artists make money in a variety of ways, and there aren’t many more interesting than these anamorphic pavement chalk drawings.
Anamorphosis is “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-90s.
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).
Babyfood seen from the wrong side.
Self-Portrait Of The Artist With Liquid Refreshment.
Julian took up residence at Higherford Mill, Barrowford, for four days in March 2007. He created his floor artwork while chatting to visitors, and the above timelapse was produced to showcase the process.
View more of Julian’s pavement drawings on his website.