ART
Moe Beitiks

Stunning Rooftop Paintings Visible from Satellites

by , 02/27/10
filed under: Art

google earth, satellite paintings, molly dillworth, rooftop paintings, recycled materials, public spaces, rooftop design, recycling old paint, green roofs

There’s no doubt that Google Earth has given us all a new perspective. Apart from being able to see our own houses from above (weird!), we can even monitor global deforestation and track migrating animals. And while US Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu would like us all to paint our rooftops white - sending excess heat and blinding glares back into space – artist Molly Dilworth is interested in a Google Earth eco-venture that’s a bit more colorful - vivid rooftop paintings that can be seen from outer space!

google earth, satellite paintings, molly dillworth, rooftop paintings, recycled materials, public spaces, rooftop design, recycling old paint, green roofs

Each of Dilworth’s paintings begin with a grid that will be filled in paint-by-numbers style. The composition of each painting is determined by the roof area, and the colors used by the amount and type of discarded paint on hand at the time. Given the nature of her process, the results are certainly unique, with some pieces offering a pixelated image that snaps into focus from a distance, and others forming assorted slurs of color.

google earth, satellite paintings, molly dillworth, rooftop paintings, recycled materials, public spaces, rooftop design, recycling old paint, green roofs

It may be years before Google Earth is updated to a point where we can see these incredible paintings from above, but this fact has been no deterrent to Dilworth’s continuous efforts. In the future she hopes to work with green contractors in order to create pieces that incorporate solar panels and reflective paint.

+ Molly Dilworth

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

  1. Anton February 27, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Original, and above all beautifully done. I wonder what natural building materials left to build this house?

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?