An Artist Takes A Stick to The Beach. And Then Magic Happens…Mind BLOWN.
We’ve seen many impressive public sand art in the past but this one stands out. We’ve never seen anything quite like this before!
Created by New Zealand fine painter Jamie Harkins and fellow artists such as Lucia Lupf, David Rendu and Constanza Nightingale, these incredible 3D optical illusions are all drawn on beach sands and feature things like Escher-esque stairs to skate ramps that look real enough to use.
Harkins uses the beach as his temporary canvas, employing a similar visual technique that sidewalk chalk artists use.
The technique is known as anamorphosis. The image itself is distorted, but when viewed from a specific vantage point, a 3D effect on a 2D surface is achieved.