Thursday, August 14, 2014
Artist Jamie Harkins - amazing 3D Sand Drawings on Beaches
New Zealand artist Jamie Harkins creates amazing 3D sand drawings on beaches.
The following webpage has beautiful large photos of his creations.
Mind-Bending 3D Beach Art
by NZ Artist Jamie Harkins
Harkins employs the same trick of perspective that sidewalk chalk artists employ when they fool us into thinking that their 2D illustrations are actually 3D.
It’s called anamorphosis, and it requires that the viewer observe the art from a certain perspective for its illusion to work.
Harkins’ art would appear like meaningless lines to people on the beach, but viewed from afar, they transform into sailboats, docks, steps, or other artistic images from Harkins’ wild imagination.
He adds an excellent, mind-bending touch by getting people to pose within his images, further blurring the line between reality and illusion.