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Nepenthes by Dan Corson Turns Portland into an Eco Jungle

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jul 4, 2013 • References: dancorson and psfk
Nepenthes by Dan Corson, an American artist, is a series of public lamps that are each modeled after a meat-eating plant. Incredibly vibrant, a sure sign that these lights are potentially dangerous, they rise up towards the sky in a shapely and organic manner. Erected throughout the city of Portland, Oregon, it gives 'urban jungle' a completely new meaning.

Just like plants, Nepenthes by Dan Corson is powered by the sun. Collecting energy during the day, they glow different colors at night. The visually striking project was funded by TRIMET and administrated by the Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland (RACC). They are made out of fiberglass, steel, photovoltaic panels, LEDs, acrylic paint and more.