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San Francisco based artist Jenny Odell facinates and inspires with her collection of satallite view art. With a MFA in design from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in English Literature, Odell has featured work in the Google Headquaters and Les Recontres D’Arles in France, and has appeared in numerous magazines and publications. ‘In all of these prints, I collect things that I’ve cut out from Google Satellite View,-parking lots, silos, landfills, waste ponds. The view from a satellite is not a human one, nor is it one we were ever really meant to see. But it is precisely from this inhuman point of view that we are able to read our own humanity, in all of its tiny, repetitive marks upon the face of the earth. From this view, the lines that make up basketball courts and the scattered blue rectangles of swimming pools become like hieroglyphs that say: people were here’. Feast your eyes on more from her portfolio on her website.

 

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