The Danish-Chilean artist Marco Evaristti was arrested in Iceland after local landowners accused him of vandalism for dyeing the Strokkur geyser pink.
WOW, THERE’S A LOT OF VANDALISM, POURING RED FOOD COLORING INTO 212+ DEGREE HOT WATER, NOT EASY, I’VE BEEN THERE.
The artist poured red fruit-based food coloring into the famous hot springs located 70 miles northeast of Reykjavik, causing the geyser to erupt in plumes of bright pink water and steam.
BOTH OF THESE ARGUMENTS ARE ABSURD
Speaking on behalf of the local landowners, Garðar Eiríksson said “This is not art. I am deeply sorry that a visitor to our country comes up with such an idea. I have very few words to describe my disgust at these actions.”
HE PAINTS DIRECTLY ON NATURE? HOW ARROGANT CAN HE BE? DO YOU GET WHY MOTHER EARTH IS SO PISSED OFF? OOPS I THINK WE ARE GETTING BACK TO TEH JAPANESES’ PROBLEM WITH RUNNING A HEALTHY PORN MEGALOPOLIS BUT BEING HORRIFED ABOUT A JAPANESE WOMAN CLAIMING SHE HAS CONTROL OVER HER VAGINA, IN THE NAME OF ART.
“Nature belongs to no one,” Evaristti insisted. “I do what I do because I’m a painter, a landscape painter who doesn’t use a canvas, I paint directly on nature.”
“I believe in freedom of speech and I believe nature doesn’t belong to certain people, but to everyone,” he argued, adding, “I love mother nature. If I love a woman I give her a diamond ring. That’s why I decorate nature, because I love it.
Unfortunately for Evaristti, Icelandic authorities did not agree with his point of view. The stunt landed the Copenhagen-based artist behind bars for two weeks.
The extant of this guy’s artistic talents is running around the world pouring food coloring into natural waters, which, btw could be carcinogenic? Did ANYone ask whether the red CHEMICALS were on the bad list or not? I can’t wait for the moron who who’s going to leave a comment, HOW DARE I HAVE AN OPINION ? because, truthfully, I think Christos and all this ilk of supposed artists are buffoons, getting your tax $ from Government grants, Coloring the water as ART. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, DON’T BOTHER TO COMMENT, THIS WHOLE THING IS BEYOND STUPID.
This is the fifth time the artist has dyed natural waters, having performed a similar installation at a frozen waterfall in Norway last year.
Iceland cut its arts funding in half last year, causing widespread condemnation from the small country’s artistic community.