Along with his wife, Jeanne-Claude who passed away in 2009, Christo has created many of the most influential pieces of land art. The artists repeatably insisted that their pieces do not connote any specific meaning, but are simply about experiencing the artwork at the moment, in the context of its environment. The artists finance their multi-million dollar works all by themselves through the sale of the studies, preparatory drawings, scale models, early works, and lithographs.
This project was a plan to create a psychedelic tunnel through the rugged valleys of Colorado by suspending six miles of silvery translucent fabric panels over a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River. However, the project was finally canceled due to bureaucratic obstacles and environmental concerns.