just recently found this in the web and i thought its some awesome artwork not only taken to the streets, also asking for illusions and interactions with the viewer/ pedestrian.
Use your eyes
Residential buildings and a couple of business are strung together. The look falls to an apparently quite normal street of a German, medium-sized town. But an apocalyptic scene offers itself to the observer.
The floor has burst and lava flow into a raging sea there where cars ran once and the people followed their weekday. Nothing is like it once was. The superior elemental force forces its way. Appearances are deceptive.
Edgar Mueller uses the street as a canvas. If one looks of the right point of view, its three-dimensional painting becomes the perfect illusion.
"It gets thrilling when the observer runs in the picture."
Edgar about the real intention of his work.
He offers his audience a scenery, which challenges to proceed. The spectator turns into the protagonist and creative element of the scene offered him. Mueller wants to collect those infinitely many versions of this scene. He would like to collect photo sequences, which deceive the human eye, confuse it, challenge the intellect.
"Only on the photos the illusion will seem perfect because it isn't in the context of the process of painting any more. There also will be snapshots where the illusion becomes an irritation - the scene exposed as scenery if the protagonist being at the 'wrong place'."
For five days Edgar painted to create this illusion you see above. Up to four helpers suited him aside to cope with the 8 x 50 meters big area. With about 400 m ˛ this 3D picture is even more tremendous than the first of this series of large sized pictures - the waterfall.
But Edgar Mueller doesn't play only with big areas and elemental forces - he asks his audience to enter the scenery created by him and to go in interaction with the picture.
"A camera at the right viewing point takes a picture every 5 second. I'm fascinated by the snapshots. Each picture is different. I wonder what the people will do with the scenery ",
Edgar Mueller says.