Saturday, 5 January 2013

Crossing Over -- Infrastructure Into Art

I remember, as a kid, we often identified communities by a piece of infrastructure that stood out.  The City of Red Deer, for example, has its infamous Green Onion -- the old water tower, standing high above the city (or, at least, it used to).  I always loved it when communities painted their water towers, a section of concrete wall, or whatever they had that set them apart and gave a sense of  identity.


http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/news/750000_to_paint_our_green_onion_159666715.html

We now have a plethora of transmission lines, wind farms and communication towers that seem to be, at times, more of a blight on the landscape than anything else.  Well folks, it doesn't have to been that way.  There are some pretty creative people out there that have taken infrastructure -- even old, rotting, decrepit infrastructure -- to a whole new level.  I like it.  I like it a lot! 




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Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art