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Flower Painting

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Picture this...

Take one pretty big, open, grassy field.

Get a bunch of wildflower seeds, organized by color.

Using an automated seeder, differential GPS, and a computer controlled selection bin on the seeder, "paint" really large pictures in wildflower colors by seeding the field "ink-jet style".

zigness, Mar 29 2004

The US Flag from space http://www.spaceima...k/archive/02-06-30/
[1st2know, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

German forest loses swastika http://news.bbc.co..../europe/1053635.stm
[waugsqueke, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       Cool. Can we do this without telling anyone, so people think it's aliens again?
DrCurry, Mar 29 2004
  

       I like it--you could even do this in your yard, using varieties of grass. (For small areas, the seeds could be glued to paper. The method: Lay it flat, then hose it down. The glue softens, and the seeds fall off into the soil.)
ldischler, Mar 29 2004
  

       [blissmiss], well, the idea is to improve the resolution and complexity making really intricate pictures show up.   

       I think some of Van Gogh's work would be nice.
zigness, Mar 29 2004
  

       If you want really big bio-art, go out into the ocean and spray an iron supplement in a digital pattern. Alga will bloom, giving you something that could be seen from space.
ldischler, Mar 29 2004
  

       I remember on the news a few years ago they found a giant swazstiga planted with white birch trees in a german forest. Aparently it was planted in the 30's and forgoton about. I think they cut it down so it wouldn't become a shrine.
simonj, Mar 29 2004
  

       Wow! Way to find a link [waugsqueke].
simonj, Mar 30 2004
  

       Baked or not, cool idea. (+)   

       simonj, I posted the link before I saw your paragraph.
waugsqueke, Mar 30 2004
  

       I'm impressed with this idea because it puts together several available technologies for a really big project such as a Van Gogh planting, and another use for GPS which is the most nearly useless techno toy yet.
dentworth, Mar 30 2004
  
      
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