Friday, February 29, 2008

Electric Power Line Art

Pixelaneous #31

Power lines are an inspiration for artists?

They were for Richard Box in Bath, England in 2004.

Even though this happened almost 4 years ago, it's not something one will likely see everyday. So, we thought we'd post it up for the readers to see.

This happen back in 2004, but it's still very interesting - thousands of fluorescent lights from the emissions of the cables above--Hundreds of people are flocking each night for a close-up look at Richard Box' artistic display of 1301 fluorescent bulbs that are lit by the overhead high-power lines -- just from the ambient energy surrounding the lines.

The display, called "Field," which opened on Feb. 15 and has been extended to March 6, is situated near freeway M4 in Bath, England, where passersby can view the spectacle.

Art is many things to many different people. To Richard Box, it's 1301 fluorescent tubes set up under some power lines in England.

Because we're feeling particularly "sciencey" this morning, we'll throw in--absolutely free of charge!--a pic of the earth's magnetic fields.

Art and science all wrapped up into one.

A twofer for Leap Day 2008.

Most of the above images can be enlarged by clicking on them.
* Pixelaneous #30: Fantastic Tree Furniture and Art from Down Under!

by Mondoreb
* Power lines in Suffolk England |Source= |Date=4th October 2004 |Author=Tony Boon
* on paperwings
* jugglingklines
* makezine
* pure energy systems
Source: Richard Box


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  1. A major goal of overhead electrical power lines design is to maintain adequate clearance between energized conductors and the ground so as to prevent dangerous contact with the line.

  2. In electrical power lines, The bare wire conductors on the line are generally made of aluminum (either plain or reinforced with steel, or sometimes composite materials), though some copper wires are used in medium-voltage distribution and low-voltage connections to customer premises.


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