One of the latest immersive 3D street art installations of ours is an inspiration from the classic science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury in which I, as a time traveler from a not so distant future goes back through time to the Cretaceous Period and inavertently steps off the light path to crush a butterfly, changing the entire course of history for my return.
'A Sound of Thunder...' (2014) 3D Designer and lead artist Anthony Cappetto, with thanks to the Art for After Hours 3D Team of Ron Hawkins, Nancy Garza, and Wendy Stum. Immersive combined panels of 16 feet wide by 30 feet deep on ground with vertical panel of 16 feet wide by 8 feet high completed in a week's time.
Conceptual in nature, Cappetto researched Cretaceous period flora and fauna, including the Dilophosaurus wetherilli (1954) aka the dino that ate the tech thief in the jeep in the scene from 'Jurassic Park'...
Additionally and as a critical conceptual point- in the foreground, there is a silver/red funnel with the scientically accepted (and debated) equation for time travel energy displacement imagined with the light bridge entering from the sky on the vertical panel and reaching to the front of the artwork on the ground in which I present below:
Understandably, readers, I take their word for it and extrapolate for concept and lots of artistic license... ;D
A preliminary colored pencil study I used for initial concepts, of course the final work is always more vibrant live!
In my NASA inspired astronaut costume, I bid all farewell from the Cretaceous period and hope I 'changed' history for the better! ;D Special thanks to Denise Kowal and the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Venice, Florida.
Anthony Cappetto is an internationally recognized 3D 4D street artist working in chalk media and emerging technologies such as augmented reality and virtual spaces as well the founder of the first 3D professional street painting company Art for After Hours in 2001. Cappetto creates conceptual, immersive 3D street art solutions for corporate, exhibition, tradeshow, and government clientele in Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas - North and South. artforafterhours.com anthonycappetto.com