What do you do when you have 150,000 tons of unused salt lying around? The folks at the Staten Island Lumen Festival came up with this clever solution - use it as a repurposed backdrop on which to project luminous works of art. Some 50 artists headed over to the Atlantic Salt Company site on the island's industrial waterfront last week to set up this unique and temporary display.
Some of the brilliant public artwork at the Lumen Festival included Marco Brambilla’s recreation of an expedition to the moon with the ‘Sea of Tranquility,’ and an illuminating installation from Phillip David Stearns. The whole event was curated by Christopher Eamon and seems like a fantastic way to make the most of an unusually mild winter and a whole lot of leftover salt (which can still be reused after the festival is over).
Images courtesy of Lumen Festival Blog