British chalk artist Julian Beever (previously featured here) created this incredibly awesome anamorphic snail somewhere on the streets of Europe. When viewed from the right direction, the massive mollusk appears to be crawling up onto a city bench towards a woman who doesn’t seem the least bit pleased by its company.

Julian calls it “Back off, creep!

"To draw parts of the snail on the shiny bench, paper had to be cut out and stuck in place on top of and on the side of the bench. Further back, a standing steel pillar in the street was incorporated to make one of the snail’s horns."

Photos by Julian Beever

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[via NPR]