2017 - 'Forgotten Streams' by Cristina Iglesias (LONDON)
Winner for Excellence in Fountains
Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias was commissioned, among others, to create a site-specific work for the new Norman Foster-designed office for Michael Bloomberg’s European staff. Forgotten Streams flows gently through the heart of the capital’s financial district, appearing in three places in the pavement outside the financial media giant’s new £1 billion headquarters. The Fountain is cast in bronze, developing layers of matted shoreline along with differing water flows and pools.
This is Cristina Iglesias’ first public work in London. She is an installation artist and sculptor and lives and works in Torrelodones, Madrid. Cristina works with a variety of materials, including steel, water, glass, bronze, bamboo and straw. She was awarded the Tambor del Oro in 2016 and was the first Spanish woman invited to exhibit her work at the Folkestone Triennial in 2011.