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.

Governors Island, New York, part of Olafur Eliasson’s ‘New York Waterfalls’

Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words because it is a poem.  Find out more about the project here.

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