Artist of the Day / phototiles

These 12″ x12″ photo tiles have been made using various sorts of satellite photos such as thermal and radar images.  The descriptions (I have included one of the shorter ones below the photos) are as interesting as the images themselves.  The Earth as Art.


Our Earth is ever changing. Captured here by Aster (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) on the Terra Satellite is a gorgeous view of Campeche.

Image taken 5/2/2002 by ASTER
Named after the ancient Mayan Province of Kimpech, the state of Campeche comprises much of the western half of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Rivers in southern Campeche drain into the immense Terminos Lagoon, the entrance to which is protected by a long barrier island, Isla Del Carmen.

This image can be found on ASTER Path 21 Row 47, center: 18.57 N, 91.97 W.

This image is reproduced on a large 12 inch by 12 inch square, glossy photo tile with an easel back for hanging on the wall or displaying upright on a table.

Each Tile is 1/4 inch thick and is reproduced using the latest state of the art technology.


About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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4 Responses to Artist of the Day / phototiles

  1. Liv says:

    What a clever way to use sat. images.

  2. Deb Prewitt says:

    These are very interesting. I’ve often thought that satellite photography was beautiful and artistic.

  3. barbaraelka says:

    Land really is the best art.
    -Andy Warhol
    Freaking Yes

  4. settleandchase says:


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