“It may look like a giant canvas, but this is a very special place that plays a special role in the operation of the Internet, which ultimately plays a role in the lives of a lot of people and mine, too,” Oli-B, an artist who reimagined the cloud on the exterior of a data center in St. Ghislain, Belgium, said in a video describing the project, Mashable reports.
His mural’s dark background brings life to a bright, abstract cloud that incorporates people, animals and objects he saw at the center and in the surrounding city. The sheep that roam the grounds, a hot air balloon representing an annual festival and several eyes come to life in a rainbow of colors.
Slivers of reimagined satellite images make up artist Jenny Odell’s mural in Mayes County, Oklahoma. Odell designed four circular collages using images she collected from Google Maps. Each of the circles has a theme: swimming pools, circular farms, wastewater treatment plants and salt ponds.
“Seeing them from a satellite perspective kind of brings out how strange and specifically human they are,” Odell said in a video provided by Google. “The satellite imagery I used to make this mural at some point passed through a data center like this one.”
Image: The Data Center Mural Project