12 Jun '12, 9am

Turning NYC Water Tanks into Works of Art by Jay-Z, Jeff Koons & More

Turning NYC Water Tanks into Works of Art by Jay-Z, Jeff Koons & More

Few upward-gazing New Yorkers think about the ubiquitous water tanks that dot the skyline and provide remarkably clean drinking water. To the artists at Word Above the Street , they are "a museum waiting to happen." The arts and technology non-profit, dedicated to social justice and environmental awareness, is working to transform 100 tanks around the Big Apple into public works of art, by Jay-Z, Jeff Koons, and more than 30 other artists. When I mentioned this project to a friend, she replied, "I like them the way they are," meaning unnoticeable. The hope is that by making the tanks not only noticeable, but beautiful, the Water Tank Project, led by artist and activist Mary Jordan, will educate the public about the global water crisis (which is also hitting the US , by the way). © Word Above the Street For 12 weeks next summer, the 100 tanks will be wrapped in artwork prin...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/water-tank-project.html

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