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CO2LED Solar-Powered Public Art Installation

Posted By Tylene Levesque On July 24, 2007 @ 2:29 am In Art,Green Lighting,Solar Power,Urban design | 17 Comments

CO2LED, Night View in Rosslyn, Arlington County, Virginia, Sustainable Artwork by Jack Sanders, Robert Gay and Butch Anthony, FreshAIRE Initiative, Planet Arlington [1]

If you want to see a beautiful example of environmentally-minded public art, hoof it down to Arlington County in Virginia before September 1st. In this stunning public-art installation, five-hundred twenty-two solar-powered LEDs on rods, each topped with a reused plastic bottle, light up the Rosslyn traffic island between North Lynn Street and Ft. Myer Drive in Arlington County – looking a bit like luminescent reeds. This temporary environmental public artwork, aptly named CO2LED [2]by artists Jack Sanders, Robert Gay and Butch Anthony, was designed with Arlington’s environmental initiative FreshAIRE [3] (Arlington Initiative to Reduce Emissions) in mind.


“This temporary project promotes sustainability, hails the availability of alternative energy sources and technologies and demonstrates the ease of recycling,” says Jack Sanders. “We will reuse all the materials used in the project—everything.”

The installation will be on display until September 1st to coincide with the opening of the second annual Planet Arlington [4]World Music Festival.

+ Washington Post [5]
+ ArlingtonArts [6]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/night1.jpg

[2] CO2LED : http://www.thoughtbarn.com/CO2LED

[3] FreshAIRE: http://www.arlingtonva.us/portals/topics/Climate.aspx

[4] Planet Arlington : http://www.arlingtonarts.org/PlanetArlington.htm#festival

[5] + Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/13/AR2007071300339.html

[6] + ArlingtonArts: http://www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/publicart.htm

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