London 2012 Olympics
ART IN THE PARK
“Its time for the London 2012 Olympics so I’m sharing a few of the art installation. If you get to the Olympics please send us your photos of the art in the park.
RUN art installation on the Olympic Park
There’s a wide range of imaginative and inspiring art and culture installations across the Olympic Park
An impressive programme of permanent art commissions have been integrated with the high-quality British architecture, design, construction and engineering of the Olympic Park, ranging from bridges and underpasses designed by artists, to planting schemes, security fences and large-scale facades.
These projects demonstrate the ingenuity and imagination that artists have brought to the look and feel of the Park for the London 2012 Olympics.
Internationally-renowned artist Monica Bonvicini was commissioned to design a flagship artwork for outside the Copper Box. Monica designed three nine-metre tall letters forming the word ‘RUN’, made of glass and stainless steel. In daylight, the letters act as a mirror, and at night they become more transparent and glow with internal LED lighting. Monica’s inspiration for the work comes from musical references, such as ‘Running Dry’ by Neil Young, and the many uses of the Park.
This major commission, developed by renowned British artists Ackroyd and Harvey, involves a collection of ten large trees – reaching up to 18 metres tall – planted to mark the entrances to the 500-acre Olympic Park.
Three tree species will be in place during the London 2012 Olympics Games and the remaining seven will be planted in legacy.
Each tree will have a large ring weighing up to 500kg securely placed in the crown, with words and phrases reflecting the area’s local history engraved into them.
Over time, the tree branches and ring will slowly fuse together, becoming a living memory of the Olympic Park.
Pictures and article to read: Unveiling of the Rings for the London 2012 Olympics
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