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Icelandic Artist Garners Attention in Rio

A video work by Icelandic artist Kristjana S. Williams is being projected onto the façade of Hotel Belmond Copacabana in Rio, Brazil, on the occasion of the Olympics. A video of the artwork has been shared on Facebook and viewed more than two million times.

The artwork features fluttering butterflies in the flag colors of the nations participating in the Olympics and then the words ‘Rio Welcomes the World’ appear.

Berglind Eyjólfsdóttir, the artist’s agent in Iceland, told RÚV that Kristjana is a rising star in the world of art.

Having earned a reputation for her colorful decorations of buildings, Kristjana also designs pillows, wallpaper and furniture, and her first clothing line will enter stores in the autumn.

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