City Lights Worldwide

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Artist Statement

City Lights Worldwide provides a breathtaking view of our planet in inky blacks, deep cobalts and radiant little specks of light; one of these specks might even be a place you call home. The image was compiled using data gathered by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS). Using this system, researchers have been able to observe the Earth during nighttime hours and visually account for all lights produced on the planet, the sources ranging from cities and fires to ships at sea and oil well flares. It is a map detailing the implications of urbanization on our planet, reaffirming the known (i.e. cities tend to develop along coastlines and bodies of water) and enlightening to the fact that despite all our civilization and gleaming cities we still take up only a small, fragile portion of the planet. When faced with the unknown night we, not unlike our earliest ancestors, flock towards sources of light; urban sprawl standing in for paleolithic campfires.

Details

+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by our head curator is included
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Medium:

Innova Fibaprint Warm Cotton Gloss

Edition Structure:
14"x7.5" | edition of 100 
24"x13.5" | edition of 500
40"x22" | edition of 50
80"x43" | edition of 10
114"x60" | edition of 10

Space Editions

We're unabashedly into outer space: romantic notions of the great unknown, iconic and uplifting moments in history, how it shapes our vision of the future. These editions are the intersection of art and science, and it's a sight for sore eyes. Blast off into our curated collection of images from the NASA archive.
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