Stay away from power lines

UK – The Florescent Field by Richard Box

Richard Box, artist-in-residence at Bristol University’s physics department got the idea for this installation from a friend. Talking about how florescent bulbs light up beneath power lines that got Box thinking.

Richard Box\'s Light Field - Photo by Chris Box

After ‘bribing’ a farmer £200 to use his field he used 1031 florescent tubes ‘planted’ across the site at the foot of an electricity pylon. Towards the evening they pick up the waste emission from the overhead power line causing them to light up as they would inside a normal fixture.

Richard Box\'s Light Field

Link to Richard Box’s main website

See the quicktime panorama of the field from Richard Box’s main website

Howstuffworks article on florescent lightbulbs


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