Thursday, February 08, 2007

Julian Beever

Julian Beever, Pavement Picasso
According to my web statistics a fair number of people are finding my site by searching for "Julian Beever's Life". I guess they must be discovering an old post of mine on Julian Beever's optical illusion pavement drawings.

Unfortunately I don't know very much about his life, but I'm always willing to please so I'll tell you want I do know. According to his website has been making pavement drawings for over ten years and has worked in the U.K., Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, the USA and Australia. Apparently he started pavement drawings to finance his travels around the globe.

The BBC has a great article from last year on him, The Pavement Picasso. Which gives more information on the drawings, but not a lot about his life other than that he got started with pavement drawings while working in a Punch & Judy show in York. And that the ten years claimed on Julian's site is actually more like 15 now...

Julian Beever doing a pavement Drawing for Aveeno in Union Square, New York
Julian Beever doing a pavement Drawing for Aveeno in Union Square, New York

For those who still want to know more, Eric Shackle has an interesting article, relating to Julian's recent pavement drawing in New York's Union Square.

See Also:
* Video of Julian Beever doing the union square pavement drawing
* Julian Beever's Flickr Photos
* Julian Beevers Website
* More pavement drawing photos
* Info about the art work and how it works
* ART OF ANAMORPHOSIS

4 comments:

Miramar Michael said...

Nice set of links, thanks for them (which I filched onto my own blog)

James said...

Thanks, for dropping by and for the link :)

beat "billy" bilang said...

hey james, just want to say THANKS for the link to this post on my blog, Julian Beever is amazing and I was very happy to see newer work of him :)

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