For his latest art project, Bulgarian installation artist Christo has taken over Italy’s fourth-largest lake, Lake Iseo. His work, “The Floating Piers,” consists of a saffron-colored walkway that connects two small islands in the little-known lake located in Italy’s¬†Lombardy region.

The nylon fabric changes color depending on the time of day. Christo wants visitors to feel during the one-third of a mile walk across as though they are “walking on water.”

He conceived the project 40 years ago with his wife and collaborator, Jeanne Claude, who died in 2009.

The project will only run from June 18 to July 3 and cost $16.7 million to create, but will be open to the public for free day and night and is expected to attract 500,000.

Learn more in this video from Bloomberg.

 

Read more about this project:

Christo’s Website

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

(Photo credit:  http://christojeanneclaude.net/mobile/projects?p=the-floating-piers#.V2Vh0LgrLIU)