Christo Begins Sheep Work for Colo. Project

The Gates. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

The Gates. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

The artist Christo has made progress with his ambitious Over the River project, that would drape fabric over the Arkansas River in Colorado, despite ongoing legal complications originating from concerned citizens.

The AP reports this morning that “railroad tracks are being cleared along the project route that traces U.S. 50 between Canon City and Salida, and work is beginning to mitigate impacts to bighorn sheep.”

Sheep are the traditional place to start on a project like this, and who could have a problem with impact mitigation? As he’s waiting for the environmental lawsuits to die down so that he can proceed more actively in Colorado, the AP says he’s working on a sculpture for Abu Dhabi.

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