Arial Map Inspiration from David Thomas Smith

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Creating persian rug-like images from satellite photography, artist/ photographer David Thomas Smith is shining a spotlight on development, growth and the effects that those things have on our landscape.

delta coal arial image by david thomas smith via www.pithandvigor.com

From Architzer:

“The rationale behind Smith’s work derives in part from the traditional craft of Afghani rug weavers, who notably used textiles to record and comprehend their experiences of a turbulent, war-torn homeland in more vivid, literal imagery. In a way, Smith’s psychedelic tableaus remove the viewer from reality by distorting satellite photos into abstract, illegible patterns. But at the same time, Smith’s synthetic multiplication of sites like Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, Dubai, and Beijing bring attention to the frightening pace of development that often escapes us today.”

las vegas nevada arial image by david thomas smith via www.pithandvigor.com

I could stare at these for hours. How about you?

Images from Arcitizer and David Thomas Smith

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rochelle greayer

Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.