Surreal Shadows in California
Redwood City in California is now home to some curious play with everyday objects and implied shadows. Artist Damon Belanger was commissioned to paint striking and unusual images in the place of shadows cast by regular city scene items.
Causing people to make a double take observation of things that are commonly seen around town, it's hoped to improve the experience of Redwood City as well as jiggle people into a more awake and observant frame of mind. The element of surprise, hidden within the usual, makes an interesting exhibition of concept and idea.
The effort was loved to such an extent that the International Design Awards declared the works a merit winner. The competition was fierce, with global projects all competing for those all important historical listings.
Damon's website contains images of the shadow work and from other projects he's been involved with, including some touching paintings called “A Long Memory” and a quirky aviating elephant called “Junk Pilot"
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