Art In The Shadows: Artist Damon Belanger Enlivens City With Serendipitous Paintwork – Design You Trust

Art In The Shadows: Artist Damon Belanger Enlivens City With Serendipitous Paintwork


Damon Belanger

Damon Belanger, a local artist from San Carlos, created the stencil designs for his latest art project at his home before heading to downtown Redwood City where he draws it out in chalk and paints the design on the sidewalk. A dark gray paint gives the illusion of a strange shadow attached to everyday objects. A parking meter’s shadow becomes a monkey’s hangout or bike racks begin sprouting flowers.

“The shadow art has allowed me to bring out a more whimsical side with my art and allows me to play with shadows,” said Belanger. “It was surprising when I got notified that they had chose me because I suspected that they had gotten a lot of great portfolios sent in so I wasn’t sure what I was up against.”

The Redwood City Improvement Association donated $30,000 to the city and partnered with Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation and the Partnership Redwood City Program to bring more creativity to downtown.

The installment has a total of 20 pieces spread out all over downtown ranging from the Caltrain station to the San Mateo County History Museum. The artwork has caused many people to do a double take because at first glance the shadows seem to blend in well with everyday life. Beth recalled seeing a father and daughter walking down the street and while the father didn’t notice anything, the daughter spotted the flower shadows on the sidewalk.

More info: Belanger Enlivens (h/t: smdailyjournal, facebook)


Damon Belanger


Damon Belanger


Damon Belanger


Damon Belanger


Damon Belanger


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Beth Mostovoy/Facebook


Beth Mostovoy/Facebook


Beth Mostovoy/Facebook


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