Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Three dimentional two dimensionality

Or should that title be the other way around?...

Julian Beever is an artist who works largely in chalk on pavements. His most fascinating work uses anamorphosis to give the illusion of three dimensions.

His gallery is wonderful, so many clever works. This pool is one of my favourites:

And this shot shows how the actual drawing is distorted to give the impression of 3D when viewed from the correct spot:

I would love to see one of these in situ. Fascinating.
Photos and art © Julian Beever.
Reproduced with permission.