Fontana Dam from an early promotional photo ~ Fontana Dam is the highest dam (480 feet) east of the Rockies. It was constructed between 1942 and 1945 by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a federal agency, in an attempt to provide hydroelectric power for the war effort. As it turned out, its generators began to produce electricity only a few months before World War II ended.
Simple some might say. Though within the context of his work, Lucio Fontana was cutting through of the art worlds’ assumptions (no pun intended). An intriguing life-long experiment in spatial proportions through a pure effective manipulation of color and matter.
Fontana is regarded as one of the better bike handlers on the World Cup circuit. He’s even planning on contesting the multi-day Trans Provence enduro when the 2013 cross-country season is done. Photo: Ale Di Lullo | Cannondale