We love showing you street artists who push the boundaries of their art form, and Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione loves to deliver. When in Parma, Italy, Baglione took the opportunity to visit a local abandoned psychiatric hospital and fill it with shadows and phantoms from his wild imagination.
The long, smoke-like shadows are part of his 1000 Shadows project, in which he has been painting similar silhouettes in different installations around the world. These in particular are especially powerful, as they call to mind the tortured psyches that once inhabited these now-abandoned halls.
We’d love to see the look on someone’s face when they wander into this psych ward and discover these pieces without having known that they’re there.
Street Artist Paints Ghostly Shadows in Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 31, 2013.