“Olafur Eliasson chose to make his waterfalls from scaffolding because he wanted a quotidian feel, evoking the constant construction in New York City.”
Wet Dreams: Domes, Rides and Waterfalls Open in New York
The New York City Waterfalls – Official Website here.
“Olafur Eliasson was born (1967) in Copenhagen of Icelandic parents. He attended the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen from 1989 to 1995 and has since participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide with his work being represented in many public and private collections including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Deste Foundation in Athens and Tate Modern in London.”
The New York City Waterfalls Official Website here.
Interview with Olafur here.