Italian artist Monica Bonvicini has created this immense, beautiful piece for the 2012 Olympics in London. Simply saying “RUN”, the piece has a mirrored surface during the day but at night it becomes transparent and lit from the inside by LED lights.
“It’s exciting to see the work finally start on site after being awarded the commission in summer 2010. ‘RUN’ is already blending in perfectly with the landscape, avoiding monumentality through the mirroring of the surroundings. at night the psychedelic light reflections will illuminate the work in an exciting, elegant and witty way, reflecting the great liveliness of london.”
I think it’s a really beautiful piece. It’s simple and bold and iconic. Seems like it should hold up to the test of time as well. Get the full rundown over on designboom.