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.
Nepenthes by Dan Corson Turns Portland into an Eco Jungle
1. Interactive Public Art - The Nepenthes lamps show the potential for interactive public art installations that engage and intrigue viewers.
2. Solar-powered Lighting - The use of solar energy to power lighting, as demonstrated by Nepenthes lamps, presents disruptive innovation opportunities for sustainable outdoor lighting solutions.
3. Biomorphic Design - The organic and shapely design of the Nepenthes lamps showcases the potential for biomorphic design in various industries, such as architecture and product design.
1. Public Art - The Nepenthes lamps exemplify the potential for disruptive innovation in the field of public art, encouraging exploration of creative and interactive installations.
2. Renewable Energy - The solar-powered Nepenthes lamps highlight the disruptive innovation opportunities within the renewable energy industry, particularly in the development of efficient and aesthetically pleasing solar lighting solutions.
3. Architecture and Design - The biomorphic design of the Nepenthes lamps inspires disruptive innovations in the fields of architecture and design, offering new possibilities for organic and visually striking structures and products.