Just have to blog this fantastic mosaic planet which is located in Chicago. I love the relief effect and I’m probably located at that red spot right at the top of Australia ;).
From the official website:
It’s versatile, readily available, and an easily renewable source of energy. Wind power is the fastest growing source of electricity in the world, with an annual growth rate of 30 percent. In fact, wind farms are popping up all over the country, as customers demand cleaner energy and policymakers create new incentives for utility companies to make green energy widely available.
This globe represents wind movement and flow over the earth’s surface, designed by Karen Ami to show how readily accessible wind power really is. By using ceramic and vitreous glass tiles, Ami contrasts land and water through a variety of textual patterns. The mosaic creates a visually unified whole that serves as a metaphor for the unity necessary in the fight to stop global warming.
This is part of the Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet exhibition, a call to action against climate change.
The official website [and you could win a Prius so take a look!]