Currents Mural by John Pugh

Trompe L'oeil 23 July 2015 0 Comments

Currents Mural by John Pugh

John Pugh creates large public trompe l’oeil murals that are meant to look like realistic scenes.  In a personal artist statement, John says that: Public art is of great interest to me; providing me with a sense of purpose as it is a very powerful form of communication. It can link people together, stimulate a […]

Lip Study by Morgan Davidson

Trompe L'oeil 22 June 2015 0 Comments

Lip Study by Morgan Davidson

Morgan Davidson used colored pencils to create this super realistic drawing of a woman’s lips.   Morgan is a 22 year old illustrator with a degree from Ringling College.  She aspires to build a career as a freelance artist, helping bring ideas to life for companies and individuals.  Based on what I see here, I would […]

The Chameleon

Animation,Trompe L'oeil 11 May 2015 0 Comments

The Chameleon

Do you notice anything peculiar about this chameleon standing on a green branch?  Would you believe that it is actually not a chameleon at all?  Would you believe that it is made of two painted women?  Take a look at the image a bit closer and you can figure out exactly how this extraordinary body […]

Extended Family Mural by John Pugh

Trompe L'oeil 2 June 2014 0 Comments

Extended Family Mural by John Pugh

John Pugh designs very large trompe l’oeil optical illusion murals and he is doing exactly what he wants to be doing. I have found that the “language” of life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked. Once captivated by the […]

Overflow Parking Mural by Blue Sky

Trompe L'oeil 30 January 2014 0 Comments

Overflow Parking Mural by Blue Sky

In 1978, artist Blue Sky painted a trompe l’oeil mural on the side of the Flint Journal Building in Flint, Michigan.   The mural, aptly titled “Overflow Parking”, measures 60 by 70 feet in size. The deceptive mural is still there and can be found at 200 E. First Street in Flint, Michigan.  You can even […]

Kansas City Public Library Community Bookshelf

Trompe L'oeil 8 August 2013 0 Comments

Community Bookshelf - Kansas City Public Library #1

The Kansas City Public Library decided to do something interesting with their parking garage.  In 2004, they transformed an otherwise unattractive parking structure into an artistic landmark in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.  Now known as the Community Bookshelf, this mural resembles 22 giant books arranged as if they were lined up on a bookshelf.  The […]

Arachnids Overshadow Seattle

Anamorphosis,Trompe L'oeil,Video 9 May 2013 3 Comments

Arachnids Overshadow Seattle by Marlin Peterson

In 2012, Marlin Peterson created a large trompe l-oeil mural on the roof of a building in Seattle, Washington.  When viewed from a high vantage point, it appears that a pair of extremely large daddy long legs spiders are sunning themselves on top of the building.  The mural was designed to be viewed by visitors […]