"Lift"

Adair County, IA

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Art Studio Overview:

The Art-in-Transit installation for the new Iowa Department of Transportation rest area in Adair County is entitled "Lift." Based on the evolutionary design of a bird's wing, the same scientific principle of physics that propels a wind turbine blade, the project interprets the story of wind energy production in Iowa. In a bold and innovative solution, a full-scale commercially made industrial turbine blade has become a monumental destination icon for the state. The lighted blade, extending over 165 feet in the air, can be seen from nearly a mile away.

Graphic Design & Multimedia Overview:

In an effort to document the integrated artwork by RDG Dahlquist Art Studio for the new Iowa Department of Transportation rest area in Adair County, RDG scripted and created the video production "Wind Farming." This video runs on site as a way to communicate the story to the traveling public.

Lighting Design Overview:

  • CLIENT: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • COMPLETE: January 2012
  • AWARDS:
    • CODAworx - Top 100 Video - 2014
    • IIDA Great Plains Chapter - Silver Award - Product Design Division - 2013
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