Fake shades for a hint of humor to the everyday

Fake shades for a hint of humor to the everyday

Public spaces

Artist, Damon Belanger, do paintings on the street that makes it seem as if the sidewalk elements are casting kooky shadows on the ground, enlivening the public space and adding a hint of humor to the everyday.

‘The overall theme is transformation and surprise,’ Belanger says. ‘we don’t pay much attention to shadows until something interesting happens, like you notice a shadow cast by a tree that looks like an animal or something unusual. it’s kind of like looking for shapes in clouds. that’s the way I approached these pieces: given what is there casting the shadow, what else could that thing be or project, given its size and shape? what if it transformed and came alive?’

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