The people of Redwood City, California, walk in confusion with the shadows cast on the streets of the city. In fact, Damon Belanger's paintings are made just for that purpose: confusing and playing with our perception of reality.
Do they seem a little strange to you? A bunch of strange flowers sprout from a bicycle rack, postal service mailboxes turn into monsters, and monkeys pose on parking meters.
Damon is a graphic artist who lives and works in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California. He was invited to lead a project to create 20 false shadows in the vicinity of Redwood City , in order to splash the region with a little creativity.
"Shadows give life to mundane objects in a lively way so people can have a little fun with everyday life," said the artist.
First, Damon makes the shadows with the stencil technique and then goes to paint them gray, to mimic them with the urban environment.
Will Damon be able to make the center of the city a more creative environment? Take a look at the outcome of the project.