anna brones

writer + artist + activist

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An Optical Illusion the Size of a Village

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An interesting public art installation in Vercorin, Switzerland by artist Felice Varini that turns the whole village into an optical illusion, by painting white sections on various houses along the hillside.

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Written by Anna Brones

November 5, 2009 at 06:00

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.

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Written by Anna Brones

June 26, 2008 at 10:37