These Watercolor Paintings Actually Reveal Climate Change Data

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 17, 2016
References: jillpelto & fastcoexist
Jill Pelto recently produced several watercolor paintings that are constructed from climate change data. While most scientists are used to using hard data to support their arguments, Excel charts and complex graphs are not the most powerful medium. These beautiful paintings put a more visual twist on scientific data by turning ordinary numbers into beautiful works of art.

Pelto herself is both a scientist and an artist, which is abundantly clear when examining her works. Each piece depicts a different outcome of climate change in stunning watercolors. Although these images appear ordinary from far away, upon closer inspection one can see the faint graphs outlining climate change data.

Pelto's goal is to use art to reach those who do not normally pay attention to the scientific community. As she explains, "As a way of getting the message across, these images are a lot more powerful than any PowerPoint presentation."