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Illusions in chalk

American artist Tracy Lee Stum’s 3D images allow the viewer to become an integral part of her work.

art and culture Updated: Jul 16, 2010 01:38 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

Artist Tracy Lee Stum of the US holds the Guiness World Record for the ‘Largest Chalk Painting by an Individual’. Known for her 3D street paintings, the artist is currently displaying four art pieces in an ongoing 10-day street painting event in Hong Kong.

“I was commissioned to create four interactive chalk art images on a series of multiple surfaces — walls and floors in a variety of combinations. The cool thing was that I discovered a way to make the creations permanent, as in, usable for 2+ months! Not giving away any secrets, I think this is the start of an entirely new way of working for me”, she writes on her blog.

All of her paintings are two-dimensional images that appear to be three-dimensional when viewed from a fixed point. Tracy is an expert at creating such chalk images. Her work allows the viewer to become an integral part of her art, by creating a direct connection between the viewer and the artist.