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Olafur Eliasson

The newest picspammy challenge is "Non-Fandom" so doing a picspam based on Olafur Eliasson seemed perfect! For those of you who don't know him, he's a Danish-Icelandic artist who works mainly with installation art. He's probably most famous for the New York Waterfalls and The Weather Project. I'm... a little bit obsessed with him, so this is a pretty big picspam! 

Your Chance Encounter
Your Chance Encounter,

Your Making Things Explicit
Your Making Things Explicit
, 2009

The Colour Circle Series
The Colour Circle Series
, 2008

New York Waterfalls
The New York City Waterfalls,

Colour Square Sphere
Colour Square Sphere, 2007

Light Lab
Light Lab, tests I-IV, 2006

Round Rainbow
Round Rainbow,

Umschreibung, 2004

The Weather Project
The Weather Project, 2003

1m³ light, 1999

This is just a fraction of his work-- if you're interested in seeing more, please visit his website. Also, he's got a really great talk on ted.com, where he talks about his inspiration for the New York waterfalls, amongst other things.
(It took ages to put this together, so please do not steal or repost any of this on Tumblr or anything!)

picture credit: olafureliasson.net / flickr.com


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Beautiful picspam! His work is fascinating, thanks for sharing!
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
This picspam is so fascinating and gorgeous. I love it, thanks for sharing.
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
I always loved that staircase.
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)

thank you for making this
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
This is loooooovely. The Weather Project is my favorite. <3
Jan. 24th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
In 2003 I went to London and saw the Weather project and loved it so much I visited it twice in 5 days, bringing friends along the second time. I didn't know much of his other work, thanks a lot for this picspam. Now I'm off to his website.
Jan. 24th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
That is very cool, thank you for making this!

I'm Norwegian, but I don't think I've ever heard about him..
Jan. 25th, 2010 08:41 am (UTC)
I remember having to get him for a presentation and was like, "whaat!" then I was totally changed forever.

Really awesome stuff here!
Jan. 26th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing. Those are some beautiful images. He's definitely very talented.
Apr. 19th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
care for the add? - from dayinmylife?
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