I spent my weekend at The Beach in JBR, not for a swim but for a mind-bending experience. The pavement of the low-rise beachfront complex turned into an art canvas for the annual Dubai Canvas event. Focused on 3D pavement art this year, the week-long festival features the creations of world renowned street artists.
|Dubai Canvas at The Beach in JBR|
I'm not really an artsy chick, but optical illusions and 3D effects fascinate me. What seems to be a simple painting on the pavement is a stunning three-dimensional masterpiece when viewed from the right spot! Ed and I circled each artwork looking for the perfect angle, and got shivers when we finally found it!
As most 3D paintings create the illusion of falling from the heights, a little bit of drama is much needed. We went crazy over the artworks, to the point that Ed crawled on the floor just to get a good Mission Impossible pose on the Burj Khalifa 3D piece. Hahah!
|We spotted a pearl...|
|Ed climbed Burj Khalifa ala Tom Cruise...|
|I conquered my fears...|
|Then, we went on a magic carpet ride...|
|...to the top of the totem poles.|
|Then, went back to reality after a wooden boat cruise. :)|
Some artworks are still unfinished, thus giving us the opportunity to witness how a 3D pavement art is made. These people are born with awesome skills! My eyes popped as an artist transformed a plain canvas into sand dunes! If only that painting was ready, we would have flaunted some sand-boarding moves that we could never do in reality. :)
|3D art in the making|
|What an honor to see Mr. Kurt Wenner, the inventor of 3D pavement art illusion and 3D street painting!|
Dubai Canvas is only until March 7, 2015. The amazing 3D pieces will then be displayed in various locations around Dubai. I wonder where will that "sand-boarding in the dunes" artwork go. If you'll see it somewhere after the event, please tell me! My sand-board pose is ready! ;)
|Dubai Canvas map: Find the stunning 3D pieces in these locations until March 7, 2015.|
3D Art Festival
Dubai Canvas 2015
The Beach, JBR
How to get there by public transport?
Take the Dubai Metro to Damac (formerly Dubai Marina) - Red Line
Take the Dubai Tram to Jumeirah Beach Residence 1
Walk to The Beach.