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Ordinary Electrical Tower Transformed into Dazzling Art Installation

In 2010, three art students from Klasse Lbbert in Germany decided to transform an ordinary-looking electrical tower into a dazzling art installation. Artists Ali Hwang, Hae-Ryan, and Chung-Ki Park created Leuchtturm (Lighthouse) in Hattingen, Germany that sits among tall grass and along a bike path. It's the perfect place for capturing a lot of light, and the trio used cut triangles of Acrylglas to mimic the traditional stained glass.

Vibrant yellows, oranges, greens, and more start at the base of tower and gradually lessen as they approach the top. The triangles are selectively placed and the smaller forms are grouped together to create larger shapes. From far away, the tower's solid metal frame fractures the triangles, meaning that depending on your distance from Leuchttrurm, you'll see a slightly different yet equally as brilliant display.

Top photo credit: Alte Gurke

Photo credit: Gnter Pilger
Photo credit: Gnter Pilger and Caroline Wengeler

Klasse Lbbert website
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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