Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is It Real or Is It Memorex #2 Is It Real or Is It Memorex #2

Siete Punto Uno (7.1)

"By weaving the powerful story-telling abilities of the narrative mural into the engaging impact of the life-size trompe l'oeil illusion artist John Pugh has created a stimulating and enlightening venue for both public and private art. His murals have been instrumental in revitalizing the trompe l'oeil genre as a vital mode of artistic expression that is both aesthetically and intellectually challenging."

That's what illusion-art has to say about Trompe L'oeil artist John Pugh. My friend Roy sent me this amazing image. Believe it or not, this is a mural that Pugh painted on a building in Los Gatos, CA.

The mural Siete Punto Uno is located on Main Street in the town of Los Gatos, California. Los Gatos was one of the communities that suffered the most significant damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

Considered the propitiator of earthquakes, the Mayan jaguar god (as represented in the mural) is grafted with the "cats" of Los Gatos to become one of the key metaphors of this concept.

To read more about and see all of Trompe L'oeil artist John Pugh's amazing murals, visit his website at Illusion Art.

All Images Property of John Pugh Copyright 2004 John Pugh & Associates Inc.

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