The artist Marco Evaristti has been jailed for two weeks in Iceland for pouring food colouring into a geyser.
The artist poured the red colouring into the geyser, located north of Reykjavik, the fifth time that he has mixed dye with natural landscapes. Despite being jailed for vandalism, the artist maintained that “I do what I do because I’m a painter, a landscape painter who doesn’t use a canvas, I paint directly on nature.” He also commented that: “I do not ask for permission because nature belongs to no one. I believe in freedom of speech and I believe nature doesn’t belong to certain people, but to everyone.”
Evaristti was born in Chile in 1963, but has lived and worked in Denmark since the 1980s.