Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tricks and Illusions

Thomas Richards Barter's trompe l'oeil mural in McClatchy park is equally effective from the street and just a few feet away. Driving past, I struggled to keep my eyes on the road; the receding perspective in the mural is so effective that I was compelled to find the angle at which the illusion ceases. Up close, the slightly three-dimensional image is so unsettling that I became dizzy. Paired with the round canopied courtyard, the mural is like a circus trick.

Sweater tunic, Pink Rose (thrifted). Leggings, We Love Colors. Leg warmers, Sock Dreams. Boots, Matisse. Sunglasses, Girlprops. Earrings, Cuffs. Bag, Charming Charlie.

I'm, obviously, dressed as the circus clown and Jasper is a performing poodle. Our act is coming along nicely. He has mastered jumping through a hula hoop. The next step is to set it on fire.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho


LostRoses said...

Your outfit is seriously cool against that excellent backdrop.

DressUpNotDown said...

Over the knee socks over tights/, love, love!

s said...

i love this outfit. wish i could rock the random leggings + tunic every. single. day. haha! :) hope you had a good thanksgiving!

MoonlitCherri said...

I want your boots!