Silly Saturday – Could You Drive Down a Street Painted Like This?

Edgar Mueller Super Artist

Great Crevasse Edgar Mueller. Hard work: Together with up to five assistants, Mueller painted all day long from sunrise to sunset. The picture appeared on the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, as part of the town’s Festival of World Cultures.

He spent five days, working 12 hours a day, to create the 250 square metre image of the crevasse, which, viewed from the correct angle, appears to be 3D.

He then persuaded passers-by to complete the illusion by pretending the gaping hole was real.  “I wanted to play with positives and negatives to encourage people to think twice about everything they see,” he said.  “It was a very scary scene, but when people saw it they had great fun playing on it and pretending to fall into the earth.  I like to think that later, when they returned home, they might reflect more on what a frightening scenario it was and say, ‘Wow, that was actually pretty scary’…”

Mueller, who has previously painted a giant waterfall in Canada , said he was inspired by the British ‘Pavement Picasso’ Julian Beever, whose dramatic but more gentle 3D street images have featured in the Daily Mail.

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This guy is amazing no matter how you look at it!

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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