Gallery: Artist Unleashes Fuel Cell-Powered Nomad Plants to Clean River...

 

Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza has unleashed a legion of solar-powered “Nomad Plants” that mosey along riverbanks in search of resources to sustain themselves. Each one utilizes a microbial fuel cell to convert contaminants in polluted rivers into energy, and then they use that energy in turn to clean more water. What does it mean?, you may be asking. In his artist statement, Esparza calls Nomad Plants a “metaphor for the alienated human condition and the impact that our activity has on nature.

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