solar-powered flower installation

Dancing Solar Forget-Me-Not

Alexandre Dang, 2010
Royal Palace, Brussels
Solar-powered flowers, dimensions variable
Image © 2010, courtesy of the artist

solar-powered flower installation

Dancing Solar Forget-Me-Not

Alexandre Dang, 2009
Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Brussels
Solar-powered flowers, dimensions variable
Image © 2009, courtesy of the artist

solar-powered flower installation

Field of Dancing Sunflowers

Alexandre Dang, 2011
Cultural Centre Hospice d’Havré – Maison Folie, Tourcoing, France
Solar-powered flowers, dimensions variable
Image © 2011, courtesy of the artist

About the Artist


Alexandre Dang is a Belgian artist who delivers a message of sustainability in his playful installations of kinetic flower sculptures. He animates his work with solar power and wind power to celebrate renewable energy as the key to our future. Dang often installs his work in palaces, museums and civic buildings, where its airy presence stands in stark contrast to the ponderous footprint of the surrounding built environment. Dang brings color and movement into these spaces, encouraging us to embrace renewable energy as a path to growth that preserves our connection to nature.

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  • In the artist’s words:

    “Though the sun provides 10,000 times more energy to the earth than humans need, more than 1.3 billion people still do not have access to electricity. The pressing need to address this issue is the driving force behind my work.”

    Activism:  Dang founded Solar Solidarity International (a non-profit international association) to raise awareness about renewable energy and to install solar power systems in schools in developing countries.

    Up close:

    solar-powered dancing flower

    Dancing Sunflower, Alexander Dang, Image © 2015, courtesy of the artist

    In motion:

    The Turning Solar Sunflowers (at Museum of Fine Arts of Tournai, Belgium), Alexander Dang

  • Learn more about solar energy from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • Featured Actions:

    * Slay vampire energy!  Turn off and unplug computers, appliances and other electronics when not in use.  Or think big and buy energy-efficient appliances and go solar.

    * Line dry laundry!  Hang laundry to dry as often as you can rather than using a clothes dryer.

    I pledge to slay vampire energy!I pledge to line dry laundry!

    * Your pledge will be counted in Earth Day Network’s “A Billion Acts of Green” campaign.  Learn more about this campaign here.

  • A transition to renewable energy will have its growing pains.  Will we consider the true cost of nonrenewable energy as we navigate these challenges?