There's Art in the Olympic Park But It's Hard to Find

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There is Art in the Park at the Olympic site and it's wonderful. The Olympic Delivery Authority has made a huge commitment to showcasing culture in these Games: no one does it better than the Brit's.

But finding it is not easy. Volunteers are lovely and helpful but they don't know where it is... Never mind, this intrepid TreeHugger walked and walked and found some innovative and interesting works.

Like the fabulous mirrored letters RUN, by Monica Bonvicini: 9 metres tall and made of glass and stainless steel. At night they shine, illuminated by internal LED lighting

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The Spark Catchers is a winning poem, etched into wood, and housing an electricity transformer. It's a real pity that health & safety police ruined it with the danger signs.

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Bit.fall is a series of 5 waterfalls that spell out words, chosen at random. If you look carefully in the photo you can see the letters, formed by the water droplets.

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Inter alia is a series of finger prints, created by an artist, working with local residents around the theme of "leaving your mark".

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Steles (Waterworks) are colourful "crayons" lining the main river that flows through the Olympic Park. They will be used for boat moorings, and evoke navigational buoys.

There are quite a few we never found: the ringed trees at the entrance, and some Canadian waterfalls. Back next week for another look.

Tags: Architects | Arts | London | Olympics

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