deinBlau – Mosaic

deinBlau – Mosaic

When deinBlau was on exhibition I collected all the pictures made by the visitors. At the end there were around 2500 individual images created. I wanted to compile a mosaic out of the images but I never really did it. A bad flu gave me some time to do some coding. There are many mosaic building tools out there but as a maker I felt I have to do this last part of deinBlau by myself.

As a result I came up with a piece of code written in Python, a language I start to like because of it´s efficiency. I implemented an automatic fitting algorithm. This allows to change the width of an image and the algorithm fits the images. Auto fitting is key to get the result I want.

Finally I could create the mosaic image which I promised to deliver after the exhibition. In fact I never lied, it came after the exhibition, but for sure later as expected.

I will look for a Gallery who will put this Poster on exhibition. I am very excited to see it in reality. I plan to print it in 3.00 x 2.00 meter.

Below some images showing the evolution of the mosaic.

deinBlau image from an visitor – 600 x 400 Pixel

The image above shows one single image made by one of the visitors. Check out deinblau.de for more details on how these images were created. Next Images show how the mosaic evolves:

First mosaic – 4 images – 1.200 x 800 pixel
16 images – 2.400 x 1.600 pixel
100 images – 6000 x 4000 pixel
Now we approaching big poster size – 400 images – 12.000 x 8.000 pixel
900 images – 18.000 x 12.000 pixel
1600 images – 24.000 x 16.000 pixel

The Image below has enough pixels to finally fit on the 3.00 x 2.00 meter Poster. I will check the net for a high quality but affordable service to print it out.

2025 images – 27.000 x 18.000 pixel

For those of you who are interested, I posted the full Python script below. Ensure that you install the Pillow (PLT) library before running the script. I developed this one on a Windows machine. If you want to run it on a Mac or Linux, there are some small changes regarding file reading required.

Black Forest – Sculpture 2019

Black Forest – Sculpture 2019

Lothar did an outstanding job and created a beautiful piece of art. The sculpture is quite challenging but we a confident to carve it out of the block quite nicely. As Lothar always said: “The sculpture is already in the block, we just have to carve it out”

Name of the sculpture is “In the Matrix” – An abstraction of how social networks are determine our lives. There is always an exit, an open part of the fence. A life without being networked. But no one is brave enough to take the step.

News!

News!

Team Black Forest is: Dethlef Schürzmann, Lothat Luboschik and Mike Schneider

2019 Team Germany – Black Forest is back at the outstanding Snow-Call Snow-Sculpting Competition in Oulu, Finland. We are one of the selected Teams from all over the world. Stay tuned and check the updates on this page!

Sculpture selected!

Sculpture selected!

Yesterday Dethlef, Lothar and I met to discuss about the sculpture. Finally we decided for one of the most beautiful one I have ever seen. The name of the sculpture is “Caught in the Matrix” and is a homage on social networks and what it can do with individuals. Stay tuned, I will post a picture as soon as I got the green light to do so from the team.

Very nice article on Baltic Snow Call Finland. (in German)

Very nice article on Baltic Snow Call Finland. (in German)

We met Tarja Prüss who runs a great blog on Finland during our stay in Oulu. She is an exceptional writer and wrote a very nice story about the Baltic Snow Call. Her Blog is also very popular and a nice place to spend ours on great stories about Finland (Tarjas Blog). Check out nordisch.info to read all about the Baltic Snow Call from a different perspective.

Thanks Tarja for being with us and for the outstanding article.

Competition is over – The judges spoke!

Competition is over – The judges spoke!

To cut a long story short, our team did not reach one of the first three places. Only place 1 to 3 were announced and unfortunately we were not successful. The final standing was:

1st Place: Russia

2nd Place: Finland

3rd Place: Estonia

So thank you all for following us on our great journey. Hope to have you back when we are going to the next contest soon.