"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.

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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