Made from 4225 recycled computer keys, about 48 keyboards
Scan it with your smartphone and you’ll find the following:
A PETABYTE is 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes, 1,024 TB, 1,048,576 GB, or 1,073,741,824 MB.
938,249,922,368 pages of plain text (1,200 characters).
4,691,249,611 books (200 pages or 240,000 characters).
357,913,941 digital pictures (3 MB average file size).
268,435,456 MP3 audio files (4 MB average file size).
The Computer Key Artist -_-?
Living in a technological world, everything we see is pixelated. When we remember things, we are remembering mental pictures, which in turn is really the pixelation, rather than the piece itself. Think, why do so many people love the Mona Lisa but haven’t seen the real painting with their own eyes?
I strive to grasp this concept by creating pixel pieces that also send literal messages. Each piece becomes a journal entry for me. Recycled computer keyboards are collected, keys are popped off, color sorted, washed, and some dyed. Each key has its own personality expressed by shape, color, depth, etc. Placing these keys together gives a pixelated beauty from the front and a mesmerizing texture up close and on the side.