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: