How do you bring a dilapidated building back to life? For Croatian street artist Lonac, it all starts by giving it a new heart.
He did this by making a pair of air ducts as part of the artwork, then used a meticulous, step-by-step method to paint a realistic heart overlapping the pipes.
The result is an illusion that depicts the environment as arteries pumping blood into the vital organ. And to take it even a step further, the street artist applied the colour and shape of the heart in order.
The animated GIF below shows the finished mural beating healthily, as if the structure was fully alive.
You can find out more about Lonac and his work over on Facebook.
Via So Bad So Good