Stacks Image 5607
New Work #173, 2013
Munsel Soil Color Chart, Mylar tape, aromatic cedar frame
24 x 46 inches
From the collection of the artist
New Works #174 and #173 overlay photographs taken by the Mars Rover with Munsel Soil Color Charts, cards that are designed to classify (earthen) soil through color matching. The futility of applying these subjective tools to the machine vision of a robot—as manifested in a digital image—highlights the problem of establishing objective measurements where vision is concerned.