By
Cecilia Díaz Betz

In the latest installation of land art icon Christo JavacheffThe Floating Piers humans become demigods able to walk on water.

The Floating Piers links the Monte Isola and San Paolo islands located on Italy’s Iseo lakes with the mainland

The Floating Piers links the Monte Isola and San Paolo islands located on Italy’s Iseo lakes with the mainland. 70,000 m2 of shiny yellow fabric cover a modular system of floating docks formed by 220,000 cubes of high-density cubes to create a temporal 3-km-long bridge between the islands and the shore that was inaugurated on June 18th. People from all over the world have visited the installation to live the mystical experience of walking on water and to enjoy a huge, pictorial work.

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Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude, who passed away in 2009, reached international fame for their artistic installations consisting in covering large buildings and public areas with fabrics.  As with other installations, The Floating Piers is funded by selling Christo’s original artworks. On June 3rd, all the materials will be removed and recycled.