|202 Billboard Structures by Jenny Odell|
Jenny Odell searches Google's maps for various satellite collections - billboards (shown above), swimming pools, parking lots, basketball courts, etc. She says, "Though geographically they represent a vast (and fragmented) amount of landscape, the collections carry with them the feelings of smallness, vulnerability and nostalgia that I find inherent in satellite imagery."
For Christmas I bought my brother and sister-in-law a print of Odell's collection of 125 Stadiums (image below) from 20 x 200. One thing I like most about her work is how she arranges the geographic landmarks to create a very graphic - and balanced- pattern. At first it reads as an abstract design, but upon closer inspection, the subject matter is recognizable.
I'm having one of those, "bah - why didn't I think of that" moments. Oh well. Good Job, Jenny Odell. I like it.
Have an awesome weekend,