In Redwood City, California, You will see some fun shadows. Flowers sprout from the shadows of bike racks, mailboxes turn into monsters, and monkeys hang on parking meters. This cool street art is a work of Damon Belanger, a graphic artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He was hired to paint 20 fake shadows in the downtown area of Redwood City in order to bring more creativity to the area. “The shadows give regular mundane objects a lively spirit so people can have a little fun in their everyday life,” says the artist, who makes them by chalking stencils onto the sidewalk before painting them dark grey. Check out some of the coolest ones below.