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Amazing Art - The Chalk Guy Ben Glenn

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posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 11:31 AM
This Will Blow You Away

Someone recently turned me onto an artist named Ben Glenn, aka the "chalk guy."
Ben is a master of perspective, able to create works on the streets in 2 dimension that are so good they fool the eyes into thinking they are 3D. He uses chalk to do his works and, well, like the attached video is titled, "This will blow you away!" I can hardly believe what I am seeing is done on a flat surface. These things look like you can go inside them. These are not photoshopped either.

Ben is also a professional speaker who discusses his experience with dyslexia and ADHD. He has motivated thousands of students, teachers, businessmen and pro athletes. Ben is quite humorous and maintains a love of life attitude.

He is able to complete his works in a very short time, as if he just turns on and goes, without much contemplation.

I know this is not new, but I thought folks here would dig it and it would be nice to have his works in the archives here.



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posted on Jul, 10 2010 @ 11:36 PM
I am in awe of this man's use of perspective.

It's a shame that this art does not last for more to enjoy.
(In person I mean)

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 12:21 AM
This is some of the coolest artwork I've ever seen.

Great find speculativeoptimist!

posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 06:59 AM
reply to post by tribewilder

Thanks for the reply tw, and yes I agree, truly mind blowing perspective. I thought the pics were not real at first. At least there are pics of his work so that they can continue to be enjoyed.
This guy is pretty cool too:

reply to post by HrdCorHillbilly

Thanks HCH, no doubt super cool!! Glad you like....
Check this guy

[edit on 11-7-2010 by speculativeoptimist]

posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 01:41 PM
That is amazingly clever.
I've seen his stuff before, and it's simply amazing...

posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 01:47 PM
His work is absolutely amazing!

It takes a true master to have this kind of command over the delicate art of balance and perspective.

posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 08:27 PM
reply to post by Gazrok

Glad you enjoyed it!
I too was "blown away!"

reply to post by maria_stardust

Thanks for the reply and applause maria! I appreciate it!
I really felt like Ben's work should be here for the members to enjoy.
Astounding abilities!!

posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 04:14 PM
Being into art and one who loves to draw. I am IN AWE of this man! This is amazing. I have seen street artists in the French Quarter do things like this, but not as well. I also thought it was fake at first! EXCELLENT! Thanx for sharing!

posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 02:44 PM
reply to post by StealthyKat

Glad ya duggit SK! I thought it was fake too at first, a testament to the guy's amazing ability! He does it so fast too, without even thinking about it much.
Thanks for the reply!


posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 02:16 PM
Wow,this is really shweat!

posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 02:43 PM
Thanks for sharing, I forgot about him. I have seen his work as well, he a great. And to think I have a hard time just drawing a straight line or a circle.

posted on Oct, 30 2010 @ 02:43 PM
This post has brought me deep appreciation and respect for this artist...
He is a Master...
Thank you for sharing it...

posted on Oct, 30 2010 @ 03:02 PM
@ SlovenlyGhost
@ ItsASecret
Thank you guys for the replies and I am glad ya duggit!
I really like the guy's story too


posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 06:30 PM
reply to post by speculativeoptimist

FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 10:55 PM
Man this guy is great, he reminds of the guy at the beach who does the sand sculptures, I imagine every beach has a guy like that, only this guy is way better. Very cool, thanks for sharing this.

posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 09:06 PM
reply to post by speculativeoptimist

Amazing stuff.

...I'm familiar with this work and have seen the images before - but every time does blow me away!

posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:12 PM
reply to post by soficrow

what can one say what a gift some of the mundane art shown in galleries does not come close . i only hope that he is making some money for this it has to be recorded for posterity nice find thanks

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:43 PM
reply to post by alexs

Hey alexs, he does make some earnings and puts most of it in his workshops, lecture and teaching kids with AHD and ADDS. He also has a friend photographer that is keeping track of it all. You are right, these need to be preserved, even though being there would be better than a picture.


posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 06:43 PM
reply to post by speculativeoptimist


ty for posting in your Signature


posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 06:59 PM
reply to post by darrman

My pleasure darrman, glad you got to check these out

Thanks for the reply...


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