A piece of artwork is helping travellers to forget they’re at the airport – for a few minutes anyway.
At Singapore’s Changi airport, passers-by can step away from the bustle of the shops and into a millionaire’s home, thanks to an optical illusion created from a work of art in the terminal.
American artist Kurt Wenner – who is claimed to have invented 3D or ‘anamorphic’ street art in the early 80s – was commissioned to create the interactive artwork, titled ‘The Millionaire Life’.
It will remain inside the Terminal 3 Departure Hall until November.
Passers-by can have their photos taken striking a pose at different locations on the digitally scanned canvas, such as at the top of the sweeping curved staircases – all creating the illusion that they are part of the setting of grandeur.
The artwork ties in with the airport’s ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ retail promotion.
It’s not the only piece of illusion art to have appeared at an airport in recent months.
In March this year, a piece of the tarmac at Gatwick airport was turned into a 3D mural to mark Monarch Airlines’ new routes to Italy.