3D Grass Globe Illusion at Paris City Hall
If you are a panda and read this magazine daily, you’ve probably already seen The 5 Most Talented 3D Sidewalk Artists or Anamorphic Typography by Joseph Egan. These amazing 3D illusions were made using a projection called anamorphosis which allows to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle.
Today, we want to show you another wonderful 3D illusion which is installed in front of the steps of Paris’s city hall. French artist François Abélanet created this incredible 3-dimensional grass globe with the help of about ninety workers and called it ‘Qui croire?’ (‘who to believe?’). When viewed at a certain angle it looks as though it was a large sphere. It took over 5 days to complete the installation requiring 1200 square meters of lawn, 300 square meters of the coverplant sedum, and 650 cubic meters of sand and straw. The 3D Grass Globe is even bigger than it looks in the pictures and spans 100 meters in length.