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Many of us use Microsoft Excel for organizing whatever needs organizing, others like myself never touch it, but one by the name of Danielle Aubert uses the program as her medium. Aubert creates color and detailed work with the limited for Excel, but looking at her work she definitely pushes the programs limits every which way.
I’m a fan of artwork that looks like it has plenty of crazy in it, and when I say crazy I mean plenty of gulling hours of repetitive work. If it’s fun or not.
Aubert explains: Microsoft Excel is a program designed to track and compute information, but here I am using Excel as a drawing tool. These drawings are a part of a series that I executed on an irregular daily basis for 16 months. Each drawing is in a new ‘worksheet,’ which is automatically set up as a grid. The drawings were made by changing cell preferences for background color, fill pattern, and border styles and from time to time inserting ‘comment’ boxes and letters or words. Other manifestations of these drawings are 58 Days Worth of Drawing Exercises in Microsoft Excel as Rendered for Web and Animated Daily Excel Drawings (2005, ongoing).
The book runs for 47.50 bucks online at Project No.8, but can also be found at New York’s New Museum. This was an instant Svpply add.