Mike Hewson Turns Tragedy into Beautiful Artwork

By: Sarah St.Jules - Published: • References: mikehewson.co.nz and theatlanticcities
When an earthquake devastated the town of Christchurch, New Zealand, Mike Hewson wanted to cover up the ruins with stunning optical illusions.

Even though the earthquakes took place a few years ago, the town is still trying to rebuild, and, after looking at rubble for a few years, it can be disheartening. Hewson has taken the existing structures, and he has painted the parts that are missing.

He has used the cover-ups that construction crews have assembled as his canvas. If that wasn't available, he would either paint directly onto the building or bring his own vinyl sheets. It is incredible how realistic his work looks. The murals seem to be a continuation of the buildings that were affected.

Mike Hewson has shown his stunning technical ability, and he has done an incredible job of bringing joy into a devastating situation.