Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Illustrated Woman addendum

Betty just recently went on a trip to Las Vegas and since she was in the area, stopped by her favorite public works project and tattoo inspiration- the Hoover Dam. She sent these pictures showing the tattoo element and the design inspiration. Kudos to the artist, Mike Drexler, for some pretty fine work!

These are the penstocks towers which regulate the flow of water into the turbines.

This is one of the two "Winged Figures of the Republic" designed by Oskar Hansen. They flank a memorial dedicated to the workers who died during the construction of the Dam.

This is another part of the Hansen memorial. The full quote is "They died to make the desert bloom."

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