anna brones

writer + artist + activist

New York: nature and art together in a major installation

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I wish I was in New York to see this insane (and at $15.5 million, pretty expensive) art installation that just formally opened today. The four waterfalls are big — 90 to 120 feet tall — and they churn an incredible amount of water: 35,000 gallons of East River water per minute which makes 2.1 million gallons per hour. Commissioned by the Public Art Fund, artist Olafur Eliasson sees Waterfalls as making nature tangible to people, an imperative task in a world where the use and preservation of natural resources is an on-going discussion. Combining nature and art… in my opinion, always an impressive statement.

Read more in the New York Times article.

[Photo via NYTimes]

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Written by Anna Brones

June 26, 2008 at 10:37

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