Artist, Damon Belanger, do paintings on the street that makes it seem as if the sidewalk elements are casting kooky shadows on the ground, enlivening the public space and adding a hint of humor to the everyday.
‘The overall theme is transformation and surprise,’ Belanger says. ‘we don’t pay much attention to shadows until something interesting happens, like you notice a shadow cast by a tree that looks like an animal or something unusual. it’s kind of like looking for shapes in clouds. that’s the way I approached these pieces: given what is there casting the shadow, what else could that thing be or project, given its size and shape? what if it transformed and came alive?’