Trick Eye Experience offers up selfie-friendly art

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the Strip.
Photo: L.E. Baskow

Thanks to LA-based street art company We Talk Chalk, you can now snap a selfie near an attacking shark, inside a scorpion terrarium or in a colorful, macaroon-filled cookie jar. The paintings in the new, interactive Trick Eye Experience at Monte Carlo use visual illusions to appear 3D; the distorted images become clear after you “step inside.”

The hand-painted pieces, which range from 150 to 350 square feet, took artists Melanie Stimmell, Lyndsey Ann Morel and assistant Jarred Mendoza three days to complete, using acrylic paint and an exterior UV varnish. “At first, observers are unsure of what they’re looking at,” Stimmell says, “but as soon as someone joins the piece, each work of art comes alive.”

Discover the murals at BLVD Plaza, the Sambalatte patio and outside the casino’s west entrance (closest to T-Mobile Arena). They’ll be on display until 2018, with two 3D murals set to be added this year, including a vertical Koi pond with floating fish.

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