09 Nov '11, 3pm

Solar-Powered Artwork Around the World

Solar-Powered Artwork Around the World

When Spanish researcher Nacho Zamora first stumbled upon an image of "Solarsail," an energy-generating art installation in Switzerland , he knew he had found something different from the other public artworks he had been studying -- and something important. Since that discovery, Zamora has been carefully cataloging solar-powered artworks around the world and interviewing their creators for his Solar Artworks Project , an online compendium of public art that is aesthetically striking, environmentally sustainable, and raises awareness about crucial renewable technologies . One example of such works is Belgium-based artist Alexandre Dang 's "Dancing Solar Flowers ." The flowers have brightened many of the halls of power in Europe, bringing color and playfulness to the European Parliament buildings in Brussels, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg, among numerous other exhibitions aroun...

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