Starting with a large photograph that’s transferred to a drawing, Gundersen pins each cork to the canvas, creating a correlation between the hues of the wine-stained corks and the value of light or shadow in the portrait. His latest work, Trisha, took 3,621 corks to complete, but other works have required over 9,000.
If you’re not already blow away by this art’s immensity, check out the video below to catch a peak at how it all comes together. Meet: “Grace”:
Via Ted.com: The more that robots ingrain themselves into our everyday lives, the more we’re forced to examine ourselves as people. At TEDxBerkeley, Ken Goldberg shares four very human lessons that he’s learned from working with robots.
We’re always excited about robots, but we especially liked this video because we caught up on some new robotic advances while being reminded of life lessons we too often forget:
1. Always question assumptions.
2. When in doubt, improvise.
3. When your path is blocked, pivot.
4. There’s no substitute for practice, practice, practice.
Have you been humbled by technology and/or learned any lessons from it?
Ken Goldberg is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in Robotics, Automation, and New Media at UC Berkeley and holds a position at UC San Francisco Medical School where he researches medical applications for robotics.