Suns – the art of Flickr

This terrific mosaic is one of a series that Penelope Umbrico has created from photos posted on Flickr. She made it after over 5,000 sunsets turned up when she did a search on the site. Each piece in her series reflects the number of hits she got I searching “sunset” on Flickr on a particular day. She describes the work as a commentary both on photo sharing and on the place of nature in the virtual space of the web; “Looking into this cool electronic space one finds a virtual window onto the natural world”.

Thanks to Marcus Gilroy Ware who saw this at the Brooklyn Academy of Music where it’s on until March.