This Artist Replaced Billboards With Pictures Of The Landscapes

Visible Distance / Second Sight is an art installation by Jennifer Bolande for DesertX. The temporary artwork can be found along the Gene Autry Trail near Vista Chino (33°50’41.70”N 116°30’21.02”W), where a series of consecutive billboards have been replaced by perfectly aligned photos of the landscapes they are blocking.

Art Installation by Jennifer Bolande for Desert X

Photograph by Lance Gerber Studio

From the DesertX project page:

Each photograph is unique to its position along this route and at a certain point as one approaches each billboard, perfect alignment with the horizon will occur thus reconnecting the space that the rectangle of the billboard has interrupted.

In the language of billboard advertising this kind of reading is referred to as a Burma-Shave after the shaving cream company of the same name who used sequential placement to create messaging that could be read only from a moving vehicle.

Within the desert empire of roadside signs, Bolande chooses to advertise the very thing so often overlooked. Looking up at the billboards our attention is drawn back to the landscape itself, pictured here as a stuttering kinesthetic of real and artificial horizons.

 
Art Installation by Jennifer Bolande for Desert X

Photograph by Lance Gerber Studio
 
Art Installation by Jennifer Bolande for Desert X

Photograph by Lance Gerber Studio
 
Art Installation by Jennifer Bolande for Desert X

Photograph by Lance Gerber Studio
 
Art Installation by Jennifer Bolande for Desert X

Photograph by Lance Gerber Studio
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15 Crazy-Cool Etch-A-Sketch Works of Art

We all remember the Etch-A-Sketch as a fun toy from childhood. But did you know it was good for more than just nostalgia?

The amount of detail going into each piece is truly amazing. As it turns out, all you need to sketch a portrait is two dials and a ton of concentration.

Check out these 15 works of art created by these awesome artists.

Mona Lisa

Elvis

American Gothic

America

Starry Night

President Obama

Birth of Venus

Escher-Sketch

The Wizard of Oz

Pulp Fiction

Rubik’s Cube

Guernica

Home Alone

The Beatles

Phantom of the Opera

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