ELIASSON: NEW YORK CITY WATERFALLS
by Robin Boothroyd
On my internet travels today I stumbled across ‘New York City Waterfalls’, a work by the artist Olafur Eliasson that saw multistory cascades built at various locations across New York. I’ve been in awe of waterfalls ever since I saw Niagara Falls as a child, and the photographs of Eliasson’s took my breath away. I like how they appear both natural and mechanical; and, as ever, thought to myself, “there’s got to be a poem in there somewhere…”
Except that I don’t think there is, because in truth it is already a poem.
Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words because it is a poem. Find out more about the project here.