Today I came across another intersting artist- Olafur Eliasson: born in Copenhagen with islandic background and now running a studio with approximately 35 people (artists, architects, scientists, art hisorians etc.) in Berlin and also teaching at the Berlin University for Arts.
He is famous for his artistic works that always include physical phenomen of nature- water and light, movement and reflexion.
In his project "Green River" from 1998-2001 he coloured rivers in Tokyo (Japan), Bremen (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), Moss (Norway) and Los Angeles (USA) green.
Imagine to colour water features in gardens a particular colour!
I also love his Ice Pavilion that he built for the Reykjavik Art Museum in 1998. I know it is spring but how "cool" is that?! Just a different kind of sculpture...
Unfortunately I am not allowed to show pictures from his homepage on this blog but if you are interested, this is the link to the green rivers: "Green River" Moss, Norway 1998
He is currently running an exhibition about Berlin in Berlin, started on April 28th 2010.
You can buy his books at Amazon: