We’ve all played with sidewalk chalk when we were little; a map of a road throughout the driveway, or a game like hop scotch. I bet you’ve never drawn anything like the artists Edgar Mueller from Germany and Julian Beever from the UK draw. Their 3D sidewalk murals capture the attention of tourists all over the world. Photographers venture to meet these artists and take pictures of their work, as well as the artists with their work. Here’s the link to their work…and this BuzzFeed article contains two other artists named Joe Hill and Leon Keer who also do these works. (All of their websites are located at the bottom of the article).
It really is your mind playing tricks on you. On first glance, it looks like the sidewalk is gone and there is a huge black hole leading to hell or something. When you look closer, however, you can see the cracks in the sidewalk and where slate meets one another. I just think it is so amazing that these artists can make something like the sidewalk or pavement look so beautiful. I mean, when I think of the sidewalk I think of gum, dirt, and pigeon poop. But looking at this work it really makes me think that beauty is in everything. The fact that an artist can really transform something so frequently used into something beautiful is astounding.