Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Remote sensing mystery image

Image by Mishka Henner

This is an image of an animal feed yard operation in Texas. The image was composed of many high-resolution satellite images stitched together by the artist Mishka Henner ( . The scale of the operation, geometric patterns, aesthetic (image orientation), and contrast between the browns of the earth and greens of manure residue is particularly interesting. The picture really communicates the scale of how animal agriculture has transformed the land and removed the production of food from what we consider as "natural" processes. The aerial image reinforces that disjunct feeling of removal, the cows are indistinguishable.

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