Selling the Sublime

An anti-billboard promotes the beauty of North American Skies
by Staff, Utne Reader
May-June 2011
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Courtesy of Lead Pencil Studio / www.leadpencilstudio.com


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Standing along the U.S.-Canada border in Blaine, Washington, the outdoor artwork Non Sign II  “promotes nothing but the beauty of North American skies,” writes Creative Review (Dec. 2010). Made entirely of blackened steel rods and installed in 2010, it was commissioned by the U.S. government’s General Services Administration and created by Lead Pencil Studio in Seattle. Images courtesy of Lead Pencil Studio, www.leadpencilstudio.com 

Click the following links for high-resolution images of Non Sign II: (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3).

Cover-165-thumbnailThis article first appeared in the May-June 2011 issue of Utne Reader.

 








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