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Monday, September 14, 2009


Eight 3D murals painted on the sides of buildings by Trompe Lóeil (trick-of-the-eye) artist John Pugh

Main Street, Los Gatos , California. Even the woman peering into the ruin is part of the mural.

Taylor Hall, California State University , Chico , California . The Doric-style columns are actually nothing but paint.

Honolulu, Hawaii. This mural took two months of studio work to plan and another six months to execute with the help of 11 other artists. Featured are Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of the Hawaiian Islands , and Duke Kahanamoku, the ultimate father of surfing.

This mural at the Cafe Trompe Lóeil, San Jose , California , is entitled Art Imitating Life Imitating Art Imitating Life” –customer never leaves!

Twenty-nine Palms, California. Valentine the bull and a patient buzzard are waiting for the artist to awake.

Bay in a Bottle, Santa Cruz, California. The passer-by is part of the mural.

Looks like a nice spot to rest your weary feet on a sidewalk in front of the Sarasota County Health Center, Florida.

Slowin’ Down to Take a Look in Winslow, Arizona. Included, of course, is "a girl, my lord, in a flat bed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me."

Artist John Pugh

"Let's all be careful out there!"