8th March 2012 A Solar Sculpture By Deedee Morrison Is Installed In Tennessee
The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., has installed in its Renaissance Park Seed-pod, a sculpture by Deedee Morrison.
Composed of recycled aluminum industry, laser cut, this sculpture is connected to a solar panel. It lights up at night, using the solar energy captured by the panel during the day. Taking the form of a book placed in an elevated circular, the sculpture displays its “pages” of engravings representing stylized light seeds inspired by illustrations of German biologist Ernst Haeckel. The sculpture does not consume the equivalent of an incandescent bulb of 110 watts.
The sculptor Deedee Morrison specializes in this type of light sculptures using solar energy. Taking inspiration from various aesthetic – Eastern, geometric or, as in Chattanooga, organic – it multiplies the state commissions to United States, occurring in the urban landscape of Canton (Michigan) New Orleans (Louisiana) Key West (Florida), or Grand Junction (Colorado).
The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s fourth largest city by population of around 150,000 inhabitants – is recognized as a pioneer city in the United States in the field of awareness of environmental protection and the fight against industrial pollution.
Basma Jalloul – International Green Energy Correspondent – 07/03/2012