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Hitting the road home following the holidays could prove less of a yawn if INDOT revamped roadway structures in Indy like those in one Netherlands town.

With its small population (a shy bit more than 47,000), the city of Zutphen, boasts big ideas when it comes to public art. Its government ponied up a great deal of support and funding to commission contemporary art in its public domain.

There, Dutch artist Herman Kuijer designed the funkadelic feature of multicolored lights that project onto the supporting infrastructure of two well-used underpasses in the city.

Dutch artist Herman Kuijer proves function can combine with art with these colorful lights. -  - PHOTO BY JANNES LINDERS. COURTESY OF HERMAN KUIJER, SLATE.COM
  • Photo by Jannes Linders. Courtesy of Herman Kuijer, Slate.com
  • Dutch artist Herman Kuijer proves function can combine with art with these colorful lights.

Kuijer collaborated with a light engineer to design the permanent public art installation that would be attractive as well as functional for motorists tooling beneath the illuminated underpass. Five years in the planning, his completed works were unveiled to commuters in November, just in time for the first wave of winter holiday travelers.

For a better look at this electric light orchestra of the roadways, check out Slate.com’s complete coverage by Kristin Hohenadel with pics by Jannes Linders.

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