Friday, June 27, 2008

Design Major: Public Works

As if kicks, street art, and Legos weren't enough, the Danish takeover continues this week with four waterfall installations stationed throughout NYC.
The career of Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has been built around showcasing the forces of nature in metropolitan settings, and this is his most ambitious effort yet. It is also New York's biggest public art project since Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "The Gates" (see below), which graced Central Park in 2005. The city's willingness to support and showcase the work of its artists has helped it retain its status as one of the world's creative meccas. Certainly doesn't hurt aesthetically, either.

*Photos courtesy of Seattle-based (and, coincidentally, Danish) photographer Molly Sorensen.


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