3D Art

21 06 2009

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Today, whilst walking through West India Quay in Docklands, i met 3D artist Edgar Mueller.  He was busily working on his street painting of The Cave.

“Scientists have been baffled by the appearance of a mysterious cave at West India Quay (London). It is believed that a light earthquake unearthed the cave which is estimated to be over 10 million years old. Initial investigations have releaved that its lake is likely to be fed by the waters of the River Thames but cannot explain the intense glow of green lights emitting from its depths. Scientists now hope to uncover some of its secrets.”

(From Edgar Mueller’s website)

Keep reading to see examples of Edgar Mueller in action and also MORE 3D Art in London by Joe Hill & Max Lowry…


Half-way through the cave

Half-way through the cave

In 2 days time, it’s gonna look like this –

Mysterious Cave - the digital draft

Mysterious Cave - the digital draft

It was really interesting to see how he works.  He had a laptop and a camera set up and he takes a picture every 30 seconds.  I’m not sure whether that’s to match up with his digital draft or to edit into a time-lapse piece later on (or maybe a bit of both?)

I’m gonna go back tomorrow and see how it looks…

Having not seen any 3D art for a while, it was so bizarre to catch an artist in action, particularly when a few days earlier i’d stumbled upon another one!

For the past 4 days i’ve been on my boat moored in Islington. When i arrived on Wednesday there was an event happening on the towpath – encouraging cyclists to slow down. Part of the event involved another eye-catching piece of 3D art, commissioned by British Waterways from Joe Hill and Max Lowry.

Towpath Canyon aka City Basin

Towpath Canyon aka City Basin

The sad thing is that the painting was done on a canvas and not actually on the pavement – which means it was rolled up and taken away each night and then wasn’t there today.

The article in the Daily Mail makes you think it would be a permanent fixture.


3d glasses

Specsavers 2009




3 responses

21 06 2009

This kind of art is fascinating

22 06 2009

It was really interesting to seem him in action – if you’re in London you should go and check it out. He’s a cool guy and was happy to stop and chat.

12 07 2009
3D Art – UPDATE « Hotspotting (London)

[…] i posted the original blog entry (which can be seen here) i went back the following day to see how it was getting along… Edgar Mueller at work […]

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