Engineering art

It's like science fell hopelessly in love with the color yellow.

Two things struck me about Christo's astounding installation, The Floating Piers: 1) it takes an enormous amount of engineering, science, and support to make the whole things work; and 2) Only an artist can make the technology disappear amid a wondrous yellow landscape that inspires such awe and delight.

It was hard to see the engineering that went into the core of this project.  But if you paid attention, you could see the massive effort required just to manage the project during it's 16 day life.  It's more difficult to express the ethereal quality of walking along a gently swaying, heaving grand boulevard.  

Creative director and art nerd contemplating travel, books, theater, and art.