Melbourne Spreadsheet Skyline 2016

STEVENS, Emma

Registration number

1642989

Artist/maker

STEVENS, Emma

Title

Melbourne Spreadsheet Skyline

Production date

2016

Medium

digital print on 300gsm 100% cotton archival paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

38 x 98cm (frame size) limited edition print 4/200

Inscriptions

MELBOURNE / 4/200 / MELBOURNE SPREADSHEET SKYLINE / EJ Stevens

Credit line

Purchased, 2016
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection Image courtesy of Emma Stevens (EJ Stevens Art)

Keywords

Emma Stevens, EJ Stevens, Melbourne, Spreadsheet art, Melbourne Spreadsheet Skyline, Microsoft Excel

Summary

The ‘Melbourne Spreadsheet Skyline’ is a limited-edition print developed in Microsoft Excel, consisting of the word 'MELBOURNE' repeated in a variety of tones and line-weights across the page to form the buildings of the Melbourne skyline when seen from a distance.

This piece depicts a common reality today; that is, the detail of the city (and its buildings) often goes unnoticed until we get close enough to appreciate the detail. The print celebrates a popular view of the Melbourne skyline when viewed from East Melbourne, across Fitzroy Gardens. The work is printed on 300gsm Somerset Museum Rag archival 100% cotton heavyweight paper, using high quality Fine Art Giclée printing with Canon Lucia archival pigment inks.