These colourful artworks along the Waterworks River reflect the spirit of the London 2012 Games, while accentuating the main river that flows through the Olympic Park.
After the Games they will used as boat moorings and have been made from the same durable materials used for navigational buoys.
They look like giant Crayola crayons.
Or just R (full version) 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.
Our favourite ‘bit.fall’ artwork by German artist Julius Popp is the second of the large-scale temporary water features on the Olympic Park. It consists of five mini waterfalls, each creating a continuous cascade of words, formed of hundreds of water droplets taken from the river below. The words are chosen at random from live news feeds by specialist software developed by the artist.
These are such great additions to the park! Nice work Olympic committee.