Arrecife Lanzarote - 3D Street Painting

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Whenever I go to Lanzarote we always visit Arrecife and I've always loved the street art and statues dotted around the capital. 

When I was there last week I noticed someone who was doing some chalk art inside some barriers and I couldn't work out what it was all about, further down the street I spotted the below piece of art. 

From up close it doesn't look like anything but when you stand on the designated point and take a photo you really get the 3D effect. 


I was like a kid running from point to point trying to look at them all. I know I didn't see everything that was there and I'd have loved to have spent more time looking at them all but we were on our way to the shops (Priorities darling)


In front of each art work there was a designated place to stand and take a photo, different artists had used different ways making this, from foot prints through to camera symbols.


I think this one is my favourite, it's playful and really has that 3D effect for me. It's strange as when I was stood there, I only got a partial 3D effect but as soon as I looked back on my camera I could see it and I smile every time I see this picture.


I really love the colours and the way the photo point has been signed on this design.


As I got towards the last design I realised the artists had signed their work but didn't have the forthought to take pictures of the signatures so I could give them credit. I did a bit of googling and found some info on them which if you're interested can be found here.


I did clearly get one of the artist's name and I love how the paving stones really give this work depth, to me it looks like a 3D jigsaw puzzle.


We walked back past them on out way back to the bus station and the Yellow Barriers had been placed round the art work to protect them, I did wonder if the addition of the barriers helped the photos as it would have blocked out some of the background but I like how in some of my pictures you can see the sea.

They also picked the best week for this exhibition as while we did get a little bit of rain, this week they are having storms and schools are closed, there is chaos at the airport (Thanks Lanzarote Info for the FB Updates) and I believe at least one river that is usually dried up is flowing.

I feel quite privileged to have seen these works and it really did put a smile on my face.



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