Ballentine (OpenLayers API applied)

From Rhizome Artbase
2009
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Ballentine the bird is a digital drawing about 20,000 pixels tall and 30,000 pixels wide (roughly 20x30 feet @72ppi). She was drawn using one-pixel wide scribble lines colored red, yellow, blue, white, and black. Because she is so big, I've used the OpenLayers mapping API (similar to Google Maps) to allow zoom and scrolling features.
The concept behind the drawing is based on the idea that digital images can be infinite in size. Drawing her entirely of one-pixel wide lines (labor-intensive) is an attempt on my part to undermine the idea that drawing on the computer is merely a shortcut. She was drawn in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet.

Bradley Carter
18 December 2009
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2009
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18 December 2009
Bradley Carter