German street artist EVOL is known for transforming grungy urban surfaces into miniature realistic buildings, that is, building a city within a city. This time he chose to plant his miniature city in the unlikeliest of places – a meadow surrounded by trees and enclosed by a clear blue sky.
For the 2011 MS Dockville Music and Art Festival in Hamburg Germany, EVOL (and his team) excavated an “X”, or a city street intersection, within a field and created a subterranean city. The underground city took eight days to dig and construct. EVOL created the faces of the buildings using layers of complicated stencils. The work is so detailed and precise that by just viewing photographs it is difficult to tell these aren’t pictures of real buildings.
Wish I could have wandered the streets of this city… Click here to view the stages of its creation.