Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Burning Questions with No Black or White Answers

The popular Austrian artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, was asked by the City of Vienna to decorate the municipal incinerator and adjacent buildings. Although he was an ecologist opposed to burning trash due to the toxic materials it could introduce into the air, he decorated the incinerator in exchange for the city establishing a recycling program.  Excess heat generated from the incinerator is used for heating local buildings.

1 comment:

  1. I feel so fortunate to have seen his art in Vienna. Thanks, Martha!