City Lights Worldwide
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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.
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- Hand-crafted black or white wooden frame, fitted with UV plexi
- White, archival, Made-to-Measure Mat. Your artwork will either be matted or floated depending on artist’s specifications. Note: Artwork 24”x 36” & larger will be framed to edge (no mat).
- Expertly finished with hanging wires, protective backing archival sleeve for certificate of authenticity, and wall-friendly footers.
Timeline Allow 2-4 weeks + shipping
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