Sometimes technology can inspire new art forms, and this is definitely true with Grid Art. The concept of grid art comes from the idea of lines or boxes on a television or computer screen that represent pixels. On a computer for example, pixels would have different shades of color to put together an image. These pixels are part of the overall grid.
So what does this mean? Well — in the early days of computers, people made art using characters, which was ASCII art. But now we have something even more interesting: we make physical art off of the computer screen but using the same grid standards of it. So that’s what this project is all about.
First, here’s one of my favorite examples of a grid art project. It’s a picture of Steve Jobs that is made entirely out of apples.
And here is my final project, which is a photo of my friend Corporal Seth Smith. I won’t go too much into the story, because you can see how it was made, the story, and the process in the video below.