Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Inspiring: Crown Fountain

Artist Jaume Plensa created this interactive piece in Millenium park in Chicago. The huge LCD screens show the faces of 1000 Chicagoans one at a time. At the end of each person's display, they purse their lips and water shoots out of their mouths.

"A fountain is the memory of nature, this marvelous sound of a little river in the mountains translated to the city. For me, a fountain doesn't mean a big jet of water. It means humidity, the origin of life.
-Jaume Plensa"

I like how this takes a normal, clever idea and gives it that 4th Dimension. I think other countries should be giving artists this same chance to display their work and ideas.