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Amazing 3D sidewalk art [Video]

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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

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Written by allpositivenews

02/23/2009 at 9:10 pm

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  1. That really is cool!

    PankoCrumb

    02/24/2009 at 10:23 am

  2. […] Amazing 3D sidewalk art [Video] « All Positive News […]

  3. Alice rox!!

    Ally

    10/16/2009 at 4:03 pm

  4. Woow it looks so real that i would actually b scared to go on there. Thats how fantastic it looks.

    cheychey

    07/30/2010 at 1:08 pm

  5. what an awersome dude! i wanna be like him….what a hawko

    C hawken

    11/20/2010 at 1:26 am


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