Mother Nature is an amazing artist. Just look at these drawings done by the movement of the wind. North Carolina based artist and designer Mark Nystrom rigged up an apparatus which suspended a pen outfitted with sails over a piece of paper. The wind’s movement on the sails propelled the pen back and forth over the paper. Each drawing is a record of one day’s wind conditions.
In his artist’s statement, Nystrom says “I want my artwork to stimulate a sense of wonder. Wonder elicits both surprise and curiosity, setting the stage for learning. Natural phenomena and data fuel my artistic practice. Careful studies of our complex world often yield rich data sets filled with possibility. Hidden within the data are patterns, forms and meaning ripe for extraction, analysis and interpretation.I develop systems to capture data and interpret it.”