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Olafur Eliasson 
The Weather Project 2003 

The part that stands out to me is the fact the the artist managed to visually unify the whole large room by the use of warm, dissipating light in space. The space almost creates a reality of its own via a strong consistent aesthetic. 

The powerful element is the large scale of both space and light which massively exceed the size of a person. If I had a change to experience the installation, I think, I would be stricken by the absolute grandeur and dominance of the space. The gigantic scale of the place exceeds the human size so much to the point where it might make a human feel small and insignificant. This notion really reminds me of the experience of places of worship, such as a cathedral or a mosque. 

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