Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Immense Art

It looks so simple but undoubtedly it's quite complex.

From This is Colossal...
Unveiled [last month] in Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the Belfast Festival, WISH is the latest public art project by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, known for his monumentally scaled portraits in public spaces. The image depicted is of an anonymous Belfast girl and is so large it can only be viewed from the highest points in Belfast or an airplane. 
Several years in the making, WISH was first plotted on a grid using GPS technology and 30,000 manually placed wooden stakes. The portrait was then “drawn” with aid of volunteers who helped place nearly 8 million pounds of natural materials including soil, sand, and rock over a period of four weeks.

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