Friday, January 18, 2008

NYC Waterfalls, yo

The ultimate juxtaposition of nature in the big apple, check out the story. It seems like there's a general distaste with local attempts to allow nature to reclaim urban environments, too cliche and obvious for some, I guess. Danish artist Olafur Eliasson's designs call for an extreme contrast that, in my opinion, should be more successful. Two elements overflowing with frenetic energy, streaming water and bustling bridges, coming together in an unlikely pairing should create beautiful tension.

1 comment:

Excaliborn7 said...

This is really really cool, and I think audacious on the part of the city. It's more visionary and powerful than the usual works they commission for public view, and I think that it also has great tension between an awkward new order and the chaos of an apocalypse-ish era.