Desert Breath

Seventeen years ago, the D.A.ST. Arteam built a huge art installation in the Sahara Desert. The project called Desert Breath is still there, and visible by satellite on Google Earth.

The artwork was a collaborative effort spanning two years between installation artist Danae Stratou, industrial designer Alexandra Stratou, and architect Stella Constantinides, and was meant as an exploration of infinity against the backdrop of the largest African desert. Covering an area of about 1 million square feet (100,000 square meters) the piece involved the displacement of 280,000 square feet (8,000 square meters) of sand and the creation of a large central pool of water.

Which brings up a question: who got the job of carrying water from the Red Sea to a desert art pool for seventeen years? See more pictures of Desert Breath and watch a video about it at Colossal.

(Image credit: D.A.ST. Arteam)


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