La Conner could shine with art-themed energy infrastructure


February 21, 2024

Viewing parts of the electric grid, such as transmission towers and substations as public art is actually a decades old concept. The colored glass used in high-rise buildings since the early 1960s isn’t just for aesthetics. That technology was initially developed to help control the heat in the buildings.

The use of energy systems in art isn’t limited to very large structures like high-rises and transmission towers. Smaller pieces of energy infrastructure are visible to the public and offer surfaces on which art can be created and readily displayed.

By consistently making use of that fact, a c...

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