Outside of the Union Station metro exit right now there is a man putting the finishing touches on a pretty banging chalk drawing and optical illusion. The sidewalk drawing, which the man said he designed himself by hand, makes it seem like there is an illuminated open precipice in the cement floor. The drawing is marred only by its purpose: namely to advertise for Buick. You can stand and peer through a lens which is curved such that it makes the 3-D illusion starker. If only talented artists like this weren’t working for the man. Can’t we just get art for art’s sake?
I will add, however, that I think this means that strange and somehow sketchy Colombia ad campaign is no longer resident.