Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

In Anthropocene, Photographer David Thomas Smith has taken thousands of digital aerial files from centres of global capitalism, transforming the aerial landscapes of sites associated with industries such as oil, precious metals, consumer culture information and excess into incredible tapestries of art. From David’s blog – “Questions of photographic and economic realities are further complicated through the formal use of patterns that have their origins in the ancient civilizations of Persia. This work draws upon the patterns and motifs used by Persian rug makers, especially the way Afghani weavers use the rug to record their experiences more literally with vivid images of the war torn land that surrounds them.” We’d love to see these at actual size, measuring 1.8m tall and mounted in a light box. David Thomas Smith via The Creators Project via Lustik

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration

 

Anthropocene   Kaleidoscopes of Aerial Complexity by David Thomas Smith inspiration