Making art of natural phenomena

Wind Map by Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg

Surely, I opened myself a Pandora’s box, when browsing for art about wind currents. Consider this mind-bending merger of art and science—Wind Map. How it demonstrates the vast artistic potential of technology. 

It’s the work of two data illustrators—Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg—who’ve been recently snatched up to collaborate on data visualizations for Google’s Big Picture. Essentially, this pair of technology artists/enterpreneurs have finessed the impossible: making visible the invisibility of wind currents. In real-time no less. Check it out!

Wind-ArborEqually astonishing is the portfolio of gargantuan public art projects created by the sculptor, Ned Kahn, who previously built exhibits for the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Now on my radar, this artist will, I know, spark future inspiration for my artistic pursuits. Both science-based and poetic, his genius creations defy hyperbole. I’m speechless!