Art In The Shadows: This Street Artist Is Painting Fake Shadows To Confuse People, And The Result Looks Too Real

Damon Belanger, a local artist from San Carlos, created the stencil designs for his latest art project at his home before heading to downtown Redwood City where he draws it out in chalk and paints the design on the sidewalk. A dark gray paint gives the illusion of a strange shadow attached to everyday objects. A parking meter’s shadow becomes a monkey’s hangout or bike racks begin sprouting flowers.

“The shadows give regular mundane objects a lively spirit so people can have a little fun in their everyday life,” says the artist, who makes them by chalking stencils onto the sidewalk before painting them dark grey. 

More info: instagram.com (dmn.belanger) // damonbelanger.com

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