why wrapping? why fabric? / by Georgia Dorey

about Christo.

...once wrapped, the objects would take on a new identity. by wrapping them, he would reveal some of the most basic features and proportions of the object by concealing the actual item. while the intricate details of the structures are hidden, the essence of the structures are revealed all the while making the imposing and solid structure seem airy and nomadic. the use of real fabric also gives the work a fragile, sensual and temporary character.