Smeared iPad Screens Are Interesting To Look At

July 15, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Meggan Gould‘s Surface Tension series turns the finger-smeared screens of iPads into abstract digital photographs. Wired notes that the greasy patterns were inflicted on the device by Gould, her husband and their four-year-old daughter at home and then scanned. Much of Gould’s work looks explores the unseen and unlooked upon details of the ordinary object.

Someone tell her to make this into some sort of a painting-looking thing, because Evan Roth’s next-button-click-finger-smear lambda print face-mounted to acrylic and Michael Manning’s formally similar but pastel digital print with acrylic on canvas have both sold at Phillips Paddles On! digital art auction for thousands of £. (Photos: Meggan Gould)