“It is Like Going to the Heavens”: Environmental Art Icon Christo on Creating the Largest Sculpture in the World
Alison Nastasi | Flavourwire | 31st May 2016
With his floating sculpture about to open in Italy (Lake Iseo, June 18), Christo is moving ahead on something even bigger. His plan – decades in the making – is to create a sculpture in Abu Dhabi that is comprised of 410,000 oil barrels – “bigger than the pyramid of Cheops”. Like all his projects, it does not express a sense of place: “it is a sculpture, a normal sculpture … [based on] a 7,000-year-old geometric form”.