An image of Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida

Christo

(Bulgaria, United States of America 13 Jun 1935 – )

Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida

Location
Not on display
Further information

Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida 1980-83

After nearly three years of planning on 7 May 1983 the installation of 'Surrounded Islands' was completed. Using 603,865 square metres of pink woven polypropylene fabric, Christo and Jeanne-Claude encircled 11 islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay. Taking three days to install, the fabric extended across an 11 kilometre area and increased the perimeter of each island by 61 metres. A cast of engineers, lawyers, marine biologists and ornithologists were involved in preparations for the project and a team of 430 workers were required to position and anchor the fabric. 'Surrounded Islands' remained on view for two weeks and could be seen from the water, the land and the air.

Year
1982
Media
Drawing
Medium
diptych: pencil, pastel, charcoal, wax crayon, enamel paint, photographs
Dimensions
a) 38.0 x 244.0 cm sheet; 39.5 x 245.0 x 3.0 cm frame b) 106.6 x 244.0 cm sheet; 108.0 x 245.0 x 3.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. upper panel, black crayon "Christo 1982".
Credit
John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Accession number
L2010.28.a-b
Copyright
© Christo