Saype's Monumental New Land Art Looks Toward the Future of Sustainable Energy Production
9 days ago - By Colossal
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One of the largest solar energy plants in the scorching deserts of Ibri is also the site of burgeoning childhood curiosity thanks to the French-Swiss artist known as Saype. A commission from the Swiss Embassy in Oman to celebrate the countries' 50-year partnership, the massive piece of land art spreads across 11,250 square meters of sand. Created with eco-friendly paint in shades of gray, the public work titled “Towards Good Ideas?” depicts a child kneeling at a lightbulb, connecting two switches to rows of solar panels.
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