Saturday, February 03, 2007

Chalk on the Sidewalk

Remember when we drew squares on the sidewalk in front of the house to play hopscotch? Most of us put away our chalk, but some artists took that genre to another level.

Notice how the people avoid the "hole"
Julian Beever is an English author who creates pavement 3-D drawings that demand a closer look. Some of the pictures look so real until you see the lines of the brick where it was drawn. He has an incredible range of subjects, including some self portraits. Check out his wall murals and fine art paintings, too. Kurt Wenner is an American artist of the same genre.

Art by both of these chalkers has graced the pavement around the world. These pictures certainly show a new perspective. Wow.

1 comment:

Steve G said...

Thanks for the tip. That is amazing artwork.