I am embarking on an artistic journey that I began writing about in my post on June 2, 2021 – looking forward http://bertleveille.com/wordpress/2021/06/02/looking-forward/
Christo has proven that ambitious projects are attainable; and even possible beyond one’s death.
I love Macron’s reference (in the Architectural Record article excerpt below) to “making “a crazy dream” come true”.
I too have a crazy dream.
My “Waterfall Portals” project is ambitious to say the least. I dream of my animated video art projected onto waterfalls – ultimately Niagra Falls. But, I see this dream as a beginning. Waterfalls can be a new medium, a new artist’s surface – one that undulates and transports our imaginations. Portals to consciousness.
I dream of a more awakened world facilitated by art.
“Inaugurating the wrapping, French president Emmanuel Macron hailed Yavachev for making “a crazy dream” come true; the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, thanked “this couple whose works will remain among the most striking of our times”; while culture minister Roselyne Bachelot described “this monumental gesture as a call for freedom… a fantastic present to Parisians, to the French, and to art lovers everywhere.” …
“I never thought it would ever happen,” Christo said of L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped before his death last year, from an exclusive interview with RECORD. “But I want you to know that many of these projects can be built without me. Everything is already written.” Which is to say this may not be the last Christo work the world will see, as over 40 projects for which he and Jeanne-Claude never obtained permission are waiting in the archives.”