Esoteric Creativity: Michael Paukner’s Visualizations
What 100 monkeys have to do with Atlantis, Indian yoga and Stonehenge.
By Maria Popova
One of the reasons we love data visualization and the infographic arts so much is that at their best, they can bring a level of intuitive understanding to overwhelmingly esoteric subjects. Which is why we’re head-over-heels with Austrian visualization artist Michael Paukner, who tackles the obscure and the enigmatic with creative quirk and a unique graphic style.
His work is a kind of modern artistic alchemy, exploring both real phenomena and the eeriest corners of quasi-science, those fringe worldviews that have always coexisted with and challenged the dominant scientific dogmas of the time.
See more of Michael’s work in his relentlessly fantastic Flickr stream.
Published November 2, 2009