Wait a Minute...How Did He Do That? Impossible Art
Chinese artist Li Wei creates art that proves to be impossible. How does he do it, you ask? Performance art and photography is what creates these dangerous illusions. He also uses props such as metal wires, mirrors, scaffolding and acrobatics to help him with the effect.
This art is a series of self-portraits that he has made that uses mirrors to reflect his image. Some of his photos sell for around $8,000. As for what people around him think, he told Daily Mail, "The first reaction is astonishment. Some people think they are full of sense of humour. They are curious about how I did this. Sometimes I am in real danger - I have to hang myself high with steel wires and people do get a little worried for me - but I am fine."
Li Wei says he will continue to create works in high places. He has a series of photos titled "Li Wei falls to...." in which he depicts himself crashing into different elements.
The artist states that none of these photos use Photoshop.
He reminds me of a cross between Houdini and Superman. He defies gravity yet his photos have an element of magic to them. The end result of these photos are still amazing.
I'd have to say that my favorite is the one titled 'hand'. I'd love for a giant hand to just reach out and grab me by the neck....yeah, it would pull me to safety before I get mugged and we'd live happily ever after. Me and the giant hand.