In the streets around Redwood City, California, something is not right with the shadows. Like, flowers sprout from the shadows of bike racks, mailboxes turn into shadow monsters, and shady monkeys hang around atop parking meters.
This street artist, Damon Belanger, is painting fake shadows to confuse people, and the result looks too real. He lives and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. The graphic artist was commissioned to install 20 fake shadows in the downtown area of Redwood City in order to bring more creativity to the area. “The shadows give regular mundane objects a lively spirit so people can have a little fun in their everyday life,” says the artist, who makes them by chalking stencils onto the sidewalk before painting them dark grey.