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michael jantzen

michael jantzen

Santa Fe, NM, US

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The Solar Wind sculpture that makes electricity from the sun and from the wind for the local community.
The Solar Wind sculpture that makes electricity from the sun and from the wind for the local community.
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Public Art Proposals

Public Art Proposals

 Inspired by this unprecedented period of environmental destruction and global climate change, I have explored many ways in which my art can play a major role in expanding the awareness of these issues in the minds of those who encounter the work.

My Public Art Proposals clearly demonstrate valuable ways in which art can play a major role in helping to save our planet. All of these projects are presented as sculptures and/or pavilions. Many of them are designed to actually go beyond symbolism, and do practical things like collect and store rainwater, as well as create electricity from the sun and from the wind, store it in batteries, and/or send the electricity into the local power grid.

What follows is a series of images of some of these Public Art Proposals; Most of these images are photos of physical models that have been placed into real landscapes.

The visual impact of all of these proj­ects is derived from a technological and mechanical aesthetic that attempts to bridge the gap between form and function.

My intention is to build structures like these around the world in cities and public parks in hopes that they will inspire the use of alternative energy gathering and storage systems in the built environment

 
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Status: Unbuilt

 
A Solar Sculpture for the park that makes electricity from the sun for the local community.
A Solar Sculpture for the park that makes electricity from the sun for the local community.
The Solar Wind Walker that makes electricity from the sun and from the wind for the local community.
The Solar Wind Walker that makes electricity from the sun and from the wind for the local community.
The Solar Wind Power Plant that makes electricity from the sun and from the wind and collects and stores rainwater for the local community.
The Solar Wind Power Plant that makes electricity from the sun and from the wind and collects and stores rainwater for the local community.
The Sun Tower that makes electricity from the sun and collects and stores rainwater for the local community.
The Sun Tower that makes electricity from the sun and collects and stores rainwater for the local community.
The Sun God that makes electricity from the sun for the local community.
The Sun God that makes electricity from the sun for the local community.
The Solar Rain Power Plant that makes electricity from the sun and collects and stores rainwater for the local community.
The Solar Rain Power Plant that makes electricity from the sun and collects and stores rainwater for the local community.
The Solar Energetic Pavilion that makes electricity from the sun for the local community.
The Solar Energetic Pavilion that makes electricity from the sun for the local community.
The Whirling Wind Turbine Pavilion that makes electricity from the wind for the local community
The Whirling Wind Turbine Pavilion that makes electricity from the wind for the local community
Sun Totems that make electricity from the sun for the local community.
Sun Totems that make electricity from the sun for the local community.