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How’d They Do That: Super Magic Edition

I’ve posted before about how much I love Swiss artist Felice Varini‘s eye popping large scale work:

Until now his work could only be viewed in person when overseas, but non profit group Site Projects has brought Felice to New Haven, Connecticut, for his American debut. His signature perspective dependent graphics have taken over Temple Square and the result is predictably magical. If you happen to live the area, head over before the end of June to see some free, amazing public art. The rest of us can enjoy this backstage peek into the making of a megalith.

So, how does this ordinary alley and parking garage:

Become a mind bending play on space?

First you have to set up a giant projector:

And then you wait for darkness.

Once night falls, Felice gets busy taping out the design.

Then come the cranes, ladders, and paint.

Plus cute boys. Wait — did I just type that out loud?

Once the painting is finished, every surface becomes a canvas, changing its shape depending on the viewer’s perspective.

Magic!

Thanks to Site Projects for giving us this insight into the makings of a masterpiece. Now, you’ll have to excuse me while I whip out my projector and start drawing on the walls… imagine the possibilities!

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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