You are not alone if you would refuse to step onto this 3D street art piece created by artist Edgar Muller. Making pedestrians feel extremely on edge is his speciality, creating 3D works that when viewed from just the right place scare the socks off of people. But this one really takes the cake.
In Dun Laoghaire at the “Festival of World Culture”, Edgar Muller accepted the invitation to transform a huge slice of the East Pier into a dramatic ice age scene, and called it “The Crevasse”.
He spent five days, working 12 hours a day, to create the 250 square metre image of the crevasse, which, viewed from the correct angle, appears to be 3D. He then persuaded passers-by to complete the illusion by pretending the gaping hole was real.
‘I wanted to play with positives and negatives to encourage people to think twice about everything they see,’ he said.
‘It was a very scary scene, but when people saw it they had great fun playing on it and pretending to fall into the earth.
‘I like to think that later, when they returned home, they might reflect more on what a frightening scenario it was and say, “Wow, that was actually pretty scary”.’
Don’t believe me? Watch the video to see the making of this masterpiece:
Now only if he could create something like this in the my driveway to keep out pesky neighbors…