Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Walking On Water Is No Miracle Thanks To This Unusual Art Exhibit.

In 1970, artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude (partners in both art and life) had an incredible idea: They wanted to create a network of bold passageways, creating an immersive installation experience for all to enjoy. The only problem was, they had no idea where to do it.

They debated a 2,000 meter long pier in Argentina, as well as a 150-meter fabric covered pier in Tokyo. Finally, they arrived at the concept that came to fruition, and this year, their "The Floating Piers" installation was born in Italy.

Sadly, Jeanne-Claude passed away in 2009 and wasn't ever able to see the fruits of their labor. However, Christo made sure this amazing work came to life, and now it's on exhibition for just 16 days in the lakes of northern Italy. It's fascinating to see the process unfold (literally), and breathtaking to behold once it's complete. See the photos of "The Floating Piers" below.

On June 18th, artist Christo's "Floating Piers" installation opened to the public, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen.

On June 18th, artist Christo's "Floating Piers" installation opened to the public, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen.

Wolfgang Volz/Christo

And it wasn't just the piers, either: The installation also includes some surrounding town streets in Northern Italy.

And it wasn't just the piers, either: The installation also includes some surrounding town streets in Northern Italy.

Wolfgang Volz/Christo

The installation extends to the narrow alleyways of surrounding towns: Pedestrians coming out of their homes can start by walking on these gold fabric-covered roads.

The installation extends to the narrow alleyways of surrounding towns: Pedestrians coming out of their homes can start by walking on these gold fabric-covered roads.

Wolfgang Volz/Christo

The roads cut through the towns of Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio.

The roads cut through the towns of Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio.

Wolfgang Volz/Christo

And all roads lead to these amazing piers. The floating piers connect to various points on Italy's Lake Iseo.

And all roads lead to these amazing piers.  The floating piers connect to various points on Italy's Lake Iseo.

Wolfgang Volz/Christo

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