Just like last year, there was a special 3D chalk art piece done behind the Stadhuis recently. I really wanted to see it before the rains came, so on a crisp and sunny morning, Charlie and I headed out to see it. (To be honest, it was supposed to be a short walk, but the day was nice and I decided to keep going and see if it was still there. Charlie didn’t mind.)
We assumed the position necessary to see the 3D depiction properly and were suitably impressed by this year’s work of art.
I’m not sure if this year’s piece was directly related to the Nederlands Film Festival, as last year’s was, but probably so, as it was done during the festival. Last year’s Utrecht theme was more fun than the generic sports/movement theme this year, but it’s still impressive to see!
The curves, numbering, lettering, and details are truly amazing, especially when you view it from any other angle and realize how different it looks when not viewed from the one specific angle. I remain in awe of how they are able to work out the appropriate perspective and stretching and foreshortening to create the final piece.
It’s great you got some photos- Its a shame to “lose” art like that to the rain.
At least with all the camera phones now, they can live a little longer than they used to! 🙂
I’m always amazed at how they are able to work out how to draw it to get the final effect they want. It must be so much hard work but the final result is always amazing.
That’s what amazes me, too. I’m curious as to how it’s all done and worked out in the first place.