Paintings for Satellites

I've always been attracted to overlooked or discarded materials that have had an obvious life before I use them. In the last year my practice has grown out of the studio in the form of large-scale rooftop paintings for Google Earth. This project uses materials from the waste stream - discarded house paint - to mark a physical presence in digital space. The color palette for the rooftop paintings is made from the discarded paint available on a given day; the physical surface of the roof determines the shape of the painting.

As this project proliferates, it will take two forms - a community model, using local volunteers and paint from the waste stream and a design/build model, using solar-reflective paint, solar panels and green roofing contractors.

Production documentation for each project can be found via these links:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Satellite Art: One Woman Tries to Create Google Earth Murals, Rebecca Greenfield, March 24, 2011

El Pais, Pintando para los satellites, R. Bosco/C. Caldana, April 15, 2010

L'espresso, Opere d'arte da cogliere al volo, Filippo Brunamonti, March 2, 2010, Paintings For Satellites: Rooftop Art Targets a Google Earth Audience, Brian Barrett, March 1, 2010, Stunning Rooftop Paintings Visible from Satellites, Moe Beitiks, February 27, 2010

NY Daily News, Work's outta this world, Erica Pearson, February 8, 2010

La Repubblica, Molly l'artista che dipinge sui tetti vista dal satellite, February 8, 2010