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Champion cheese carver Troy Landwehr recently transformed a 1200 pound block of cheddar cheese into the Statue of Liberty. The entire process is captured with time-lapse.
A tiny Pekingese dog is sending the art world barking mad after his owner discovered his hidden talent for producing abstract works of art.
Little Ziggy is making a roaring trade from his work which fetch up to £170 a painting.
Owner Elizabeth Monacelli said he three-year-old pet began painting about three years ago after she encouraged him to pick up a paintbrush.
And unlike many struggling artists, Ziggy is doing a roaring trade with his works in big demand across his home town of Fallbrook, California.
Ms Monacelli, a violin instructor, attaches a paintbrush to the end of a paper roller, which Ziggy either bites into or attaches to his snout to paint on canvas.
But she said Ziggy is a temperamental artist who’s prone to bouts of ennui and existential doubts.
‘He enjoys painting but has to be in the right frame of mind for it,’ Ms Monacelli said.
Read more and see more pictures: Pictured: The tiny dog brushing up on his artistic skills by learning how to paint
They are giant optical illusions conceived by German artist Edgar Mueller.
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.
Mueller, 40, used acrylic wall paint to create the scene. He trained a camera lens on his work surface to help him fully visualise the idea before painting in the incredible detail to give an impression of depth on the flat surface.
Read more and see more pictures: Mind the crevasse: The amazing 3D pavement art that has pedestrians on edge [Daily Mail]
Watch video of the artist working