Advanced technologies allow us to view human settlements from the outer space for the first time in the 21st century. Thanks to the NASA’s project “Cities at Night”, visualizations of most major cities are now readily available.
We are intrigued and compelled by this imagery because it not only depicts how urban development patterns have progressed and accumulated over the centuries, but has also captured a specific moment in time an era with advanced technologies that allows us to view earth’s progression in an orbital trajectory.
Understanding how minuscule humans are when viewed from outer space, PTS is a representational art piece that abstracts the city night lights into quantifiable points. Each point can represent only a singular light source or hundreds of decorative lights in the cities. We are, at the end of the day, just a few small points in the universe.
36” x 24” x 6”
Laser-cut Stonehenge paper encased in metal and wood-framed light box