See Paul’s page for more about his work and inspiration. We loved the colour in this piece and it shows really well the contrast between the creative use of the digital art of Minecraft and the hand made art of working with glass.
The map was generated from LIDAR data – accurately representing the heights of everything from the ground up. It was then combined with street map data to judge whether there was a building, tree, street or in our case river. These blocks were then changed to suit the buildings block by block by a worldwide team of builders. (The artwork, extras like this fountain, signage and fun stuff was added by us).
As it is accurate, then it is useful to use as a visualisation tool for any planning ideas. A fountain in the Market Place would be lovely to sit near!
We commissione Rachel (as Big Sky Arts) to produce some ideas of artworks to do at home, using nature as an inspiration. You can see her excellent video here
Meanwhile, Rachel has also been doing some other artwork that she’s sent us as a contribution, isn’t this beautiful?