The work is a reflection on nature, as is customary for the Danish-Icelandic artist, and won the contest of the West Cumbrian coastline in the UK.
Most recently, Ólafur Elíasson played with light and reflective surfaces in the Qatari desert, but this time the waterfront will take center stage. The designs for the work titled Your Daylight Destination are part of a competition for a major cultural initiative by the Lake District on the northwest coast of Britain.
According to the visual concept, the centerpiece of the work will be a large pool that will be filled with seawater twice a day as the tides change. Designed for the beach off Silecroft, the work will be built to amaze visitors as the 30-meter-long pool reflects the sea, Sun, Moon, sky, and clouds. The water installation will be complemented by a circular sculptural structure called a “viewing ring,” through which the pool will appear to be a circular mirror, thanks to optical trickery.
Source: The Guardian
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