I find this 3D street illusion, “Meeting Mr. Frog” cute and adorable. I wish that I could also have a picture of myself while sitting on the lily pad and facing the giant frog. I can see the love and fervor of 3D illusions in Julian Beever’s work just by looking at this masterpiece.
About Meeting Mr. Frog
I have learned that this street anamorphic illusion was drawn by Julian in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from a particular perspective. When someone looks at this street art from one angle, it appears flat and distorted, but from another vantage point, the illustration becomes alive. Julian’s creation can be very fascinating once you get the angle correct. Such anamorphosis masterpiece necessitates the spectator to stand at a certain viewpoint in order to recognize the three-dimensional image.
About the Author
Julian Beever was born in Cheltenham, UK in 1959. Julian went to state schools and studied Art at Leeds Met. College from 1979-83. Julian started street artwork as an entertainer, attracting distinctive nations including the USA, Australia and Europe to sponsor his voyages. He started anamorphic street illusions during the 1990’s.
His earlier works were pictures of well-known individuals which worked best in getting quick responses from passers-by. He created his 3 dimensional or “anamorphic” street drawings because of his adoration of the medium. Some have named him “the Pavement Picasso”. Julian has generated incredible interest from the corporate business world and has worked in 28 nations.
Julian still catches time to do drawings for his own fulfillment. Each of his drawings must be seen from one perspective and if the viewer moves from it, the deception is lost and the drawing turns into a surreal distortion. It is the web that has made his works popular to the world.
Thank you very much Julian Beever for allowing us to post and share your Meeting Mr. Frog artwork. If you wish to learn more about his amazing 3D illusions, you can go and visit his website.