Street Artist Adds Fake Shadows To Confuse People

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Featured below are works of American street artist Damon Belanger who was commissioned to install 20 fake shadows in the downtown area of Redwood City in order to bring more creativity to the area.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

Fake shadow painted by a street artist to confuse people.

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  1. Starshemah June 11, 2019

    I knew it!

    They put me in a straitjacket and locked me up when I said I saw these things!

    Hope they’ll let me out now…..

  2. Artist bucks June 12, 2019

    aome are really lazy and shitty.

  3. Anonymous June 12, 2019

    speak from experience?

  4. Victor Nawrocki June 12, 2019

    The train is awesome!

  5. Super cool!!!!

  6. Anonymous June 12, 2019

    Too many of the shadows look like demons. Some are cute, like the flowers, but why is it that so many artists tend toward darkness? Whatever happened to beauty and wholesomeness? Why not create expressions of our faith in and hope for our future instead?

    • Anonymous June 12, 2019

      Lmao .. You are meant to face the demons and not be afraid of them. Can’t have the good without the bad …

    • Anonymous June 12, 2019

      I don’t see anything demonic or dark. The mailbox is laughing, the dog is barking, dragons breathe fire, the rest of the are playing. It all seems rather joyous to me. It’s all in your perspective.

    • Anonymous June 12, 2019

      The only darkness I saw was the way your mind sees innocent shadows.

    • @kpartllc June 14, 2019

      I didn’t see demons. I saw strange shadow beings having fun.
      I saw make believe fire breathing dragons looking for a princess to protect.
      I think it’s all all in your personal perspective.

    • Anonymous June 18, 2019

      By too many, do you mean 2 of them ?

    • Like!

    • Because it is the condition of the artist to explore the depths of emotions which to most people are too repulsive or terrifying. Emotions are not just black and white, and artists of all kinds are meant to find the darkness within the light and the light within the darkness.

    • Candy Hansell November 13, 2019

      Because the artist wasn’t making a religious statement that’s why…

    • Because it’s ART. If you want your expressions painted learn how and do it yourself

    • Maybe the demons are his faith, why be judgmental.

    • You even try to go out there and do that ..it will look like a 2 yr old did it. Just shut up & enjoy his talent or move on..The green eyed monster needs to go !!! Lol

  7. Anonymous June 12, 2019

    Artists dark? No. Look at gargoyles all over churches. People have hope when they vote for compassion. Put your hope where your vote is.

    • Anonymous June 12, 2019

      Yes ❤ I love gargoyles

    • Whatever happened to beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I didn’t think it was dark at all maybe it’s a shadow so it has no color. I think it was creative and don’t be a hater cause you didn’t think of it.

  8. Ed Coonce June 12, 2019

    I wish I could see this in every city, everywhere.

    • I was thinking the same exact thing! How fun would that be for kids especially? And the kids in all of us!

  9. Mike Young June 12, 2019

    Excellent…. Marin would offer a nice canvas. And parts of SF. (Clean parts)

  10. Anonymous June 12, 2019

    Love this… Bridgeport, CT …. this would look good on you!!

  11. That’s pretty cool! I’d like to see more things like this done across the U.S. Give people a smile as they walk by.

  12. Mona Hernandez June 13, 2019

    Love the creatively. Keep up the good work.

  13. I love it, I think it’s cool and it gives you something to think about. I’d love to see it in other places as well.

  14. Is this Redwood City, CA, next door to my hometown Menlo Park? So many changes, it must be but I don’t recognize it! Great pics!

  15. I like it! I think it’s a really cute idea. Creativity is what you make of it. Thanks for bringing a little levity to what is prolly an otherwise monotonous walk thru town!

  16. Loose the Dogs of War June 14, 2019

    Bad idea. Next there’ll be non-union artists painting all over things. No control, lose of integrity follows. Oh the humanity!

  17. Anonymous June 14, 2019

    Love it. What a creative idea!

  18. @kpartllc on fb June 14, 2019

    Love this… We need this done around Atascocita and Humble, Texas!

  19. I love these so much I can hardly bear it!

  20. Anonymous June 14, 2019

    Very creative! Where are the other shadows though?

    • if you take pics on a cloudy overcast day there are no shadows.

    • Anonymous June 15, 2019

      Are you asking what city (they’re all in Redwood City) or saying you can’t see the other ones ? I love when cities try to find creative ways to promote themselves.

    • Anonymous June 18, 2019

      They’re hiding. Try shining a flashlight & you might find some

  21. Anonymous June 14, 2019

    Fantastic! We need more of this imagination. Not all art appeals to everyone. That’s why it’s great. ♥

  22. Karen Jones June 15, 2019

    Enjoyed the art and effort to get a reaction. Well done and you are welcome to come to Maryville, MO .

  23. Amanda Fields June 15, 2019

    Great, great idea. Great work!

  24. I would love to see them in person. 🖤🖤🖤
    Where is Redwood City?

  25. Anonymous June 15, 2019

    Somebody is going to have a really bad drug trip

  26. Idamarion June 15, 2019

    They are whimsical.

  27. Anonymous June 15, 2019

    Well, I mostly see robot versions of animals, and pretty friendly ones as that. Demons, where?

    • I think some people just see demons everywhere! Instead of just trying to enjoy life and take the whimsy when it comes. I just feel pity for that person!

  28. These are awesome! Love them all. How incredibly creative!

  29. I truly think that they are fantastic, anyone who can express through art should never be put down but praised if someone is looking at it as bad then maybe they should look inward because everyone sees it and determines their own meaning try to look on the fun and neat side not the dark , great job to all the artists who did these wonderful expressions

  30. Where is Redwood city?

    • Redwood City is in San Mateo County which is on what is known as ‘The Peninsula’… the long finger-ish shaped isthmus that generously provides the 49 square miles San Franciscans call ‘The City’. The Peninsula is also the separator that creates the Southern portion of the San Francisco Bay… Redwood City can be found if you are patient and pay attention – otherwise you may find yourself distracted and before you know it you’ve become obsessed with a new destination to never arrive at! 😶… wait, WHAT ⁉️

  31. Ed Barrett July 2, 2019

    So….Where is Redwood City???

  32. Anonymous July 9, 2019

    Love it!

  33. Wow fantastic work thank you so much for sharing

  34. Both the concept and the inplementation of this project is fantastic. Thanks!

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  39. I thought it would explain how it got that effect? At leasr tell what the shadow bounces off of? But I guess that’s giving away the artistry! I’m just curious to know lol. Otherwise was creatively good!

  40. Lisa Hamilton November 11, 2019

    I love it it definitely adds character to your city great job ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  41. That’s odd, I don’t remember taking any acid this morning..

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  43. daniel bittleston November 16, 2019

    Who thinks shadows have no color?

  44. These shadow paintings are lighthearted and good for a smile or a laugh. How clever of this artist. Thank you to him and others like him who share their talent to make someone smile or laugh; after all laughter is the best medicine. It is like sunshine. I am again surprised at so many hurtful comments. With all the horrible things in the world right now, can’t someone just express themselves without being tore down or criticized? This is meant for fun. If it’s not your cup of tea, keep scrolling or don’t scroll at all. Comments like that are destructive to both sides: the person their words attack and themselves. Those kinds of comments are not encouraging, but disrespectful, and discouraging,tearing down. They also make the person who shares them look bad and unintelligent. I will guess they are very intelligent. I wish they used their intellect to show that. We were taught citizenship in school and how to help, and look after our neighbors. What happened to that teaching and the learning of that truth. The only way this monster of cruelty can be stopped is to not feed it. Think about what is good and be kind. Thank you to all who shared something uplifting and kind. You words are like honey.

  45. Love this.very talented, great imagination
    Wish we could see more in small towns.

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