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Artists Turn 150,000 Tons of Salt into Artwork at the Lumen Festival in Staten Island

Posted By Helen Morgan On June 27, 2012 @ 12:42 pm In Art,Staten Island | No Comments


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Some of the brilliant public artwork at the Lumen Festival included Marco Brambilla [8]’s recreation of an expedition to the moon with the ‘Sea of Tranquility,’ and an illuminating installation from Phillip David Stearns [9]. 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).

+ Lumen Fest [6]

Images courtesy of Lumen Festival Blog

Via Collabcubed [10]


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