Dive into Town: High Street hosts ocean-inspired 3D artwork

3D high street art 2020


Shop ‘til you drop – in the ocean! That’s the message from the Littlehampton Town Council which has installed two pieces of 3D art in Littlehampton’s High Street in October as part of the Town Council and District Council’s jointly funded Town Centre events initiative.

Uplifting the Town Centre and encouraging increased footfall in the High Street, the art offers shoppers something fun and exciting to look at as they shop. Created by renowned artist Jon Hicks, the pieces depict underwater settings, including some local references, and are located in the precinct.

Jon Hicks explained: “Optical illusions that work from one particular standpoint have become popular over the years. These pictures will make it appear that there is a hole in the floor, looking down on underwater scenes.”

The artwork will remain in the High Street over the festive period, allowing passers-by to snap photos.

“These illusions work particularly well in a photo, so they can be enjoyed and shared,” confirmed Jon, adding: “I’ve done a few over the years and I was excited to create something for Littlehampton and doing something to brighten up the high street in these times.”

Chair of the Town Council’s Policy & Finance Committee and Leader of Arun District Council, Councillor Dr James Walsh KStJ said: “I am delighted with the artwork and the superb illusion it creates. I particularly like the way Jon incorporated local references which I am sure local residents will enjoy spotting.”

“The artwork is very Instagrammable and would certainly add a ‘WOW!’ factor to your feed, so be sure to use hashtag #La3Dart” added Vice Chair of the Town Council’s Policy & Finance Committee Councillor Jill Long.