"3D" / anamorphic work  

This section is very popular with everybody. The trick of the eye is amusing and when done right, can give a great illusion. The trick is distorting backwards and distortion that is being created by the horizontal surface. Instead of letting the design follow the perspective lines, as expected, we distort it so that it looks like there's something on top of the surface or underneath the surface. Up to the horizon line of course, because there's no surface to paint on there.

Sometimes a vertical panel is added to the mix, adding the missing dimension and allowing for some interesting illusions.
Those installations became quite a few, so I added a page just for them.

Typically these pieces are large to enable interaction. Scroll down to see some of the designs I did over the past few years.
These are popular in festivals, events, and even in school projects.

  Large scale anamorphic floral piece at the Jones Plaza, downtown Houston May 2021  
  Tempera on asphalt, 8'x16' for Chalk on the Block, St Joseph, MI August 2021  
  Tempera on concrete, 11'x10' for Artavia, Conroe TX October 2020  
  Tempera on concrete, 8'x15' for Artavia, Conroe TX December 2020  
  Anamorphic canvas heart, my studio, Houston TX January 2020  
  Tempera on concrete, 11'x10', Bryan TX April 2021  
  Tempera on asphalt, 13'x12' Grand Prairie, TX April 2021  
  Tempera on concrete, 14'x13' on my driveway, during lockdown April 2020  
  Tempera on asphalt in about 10 hours, 12'x15' for Chalk on the Block, St. Joseph, Michigan Aug 2018  
  20'x40'anamorphic earthrise for Space Center Houston's 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, July 2019  
  10'x16' anamorphic piece for Chalk Howard Street in Chicago, July 2019  
  12'x25' anamorphic piece for PNW Chalk Festival in Redmond, WA August 2019  
  10'x17' anamorphic piece for Arbor Lakes Chalkfest, Minneapolis, MN, June 2019  
  12'x17' anamorphic piece for Chalk on the Black, St. Joseph MI, August 2019  
  Tempera on asphalt in about 16 hours, 8'x16' for Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, Feb 2019  
  Tempera on concrete in about 5 hours, 9'x10' for Paint on State in Belvidere, IL, June 2018  
  Tempera on concrete in about 3 hours, 5'x8' for The Woodlands Art Crawl and Beer Tasting, The Woodlands, Nov. 2018  
  Tempera on concrete in about 16 hours, 16'x12' for Hines, Downtown Houston, March 2019  
  Interactive anamorphic commission for DART, June 2018, Dallas TX  
  This was painted with latex on canvas, in my studio, and installed onsite. Client kept the piece for future use.  
  Tempera on asphalt, for the Arbor Lakes Chalkfest 2018, Minneapolis, MN  
  Tempera on (hot!) concrete, 5'x9' for Chalk on the Block at Midtown's Bagby Park, June 2018, Houston TX  
  Tempera on asphalt, for the Arbor Lakes Chalkfest 2017, Minneapolis, MN  
  Tempera on asphalt, for the Arbor Lakes Chalkfest 2016, Minneapolis, MN  
  Tempera and chalk on tar paper, 10'x10'+, Plaza Palooza, Fort Worth TX 2017  
Tempera on pavers, 10'x16', Wilhelmshaven, Germany 2015
Tempera on concrete slab, Funtastic Fourth, 7'x17', Big Spring TX 2014
Monarch School
Tempera on concrete slab, 16'x8', Houston TX 2014 -
the correct POV is as shown above, the views from other angles are quite different...
State VASE 2014
Latex on canvas, 7'x6', Bryan TX 2014