Among The Gondolas, A Giant Violin Floats Down Venice's Grand Canal Artist Livio De Marchi sets wooden vessels out to sea. They are boats, more or less, but shaped like other objects. His latest creation: a giant violin on which a live string quartet played music.

Among The Gondolas, A Giant Violin Floats Down Venice's Grand Canal

Among The Gondolas, A Giant Violin Floats Down Venice's Grand Canal

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Artist Livio De Marchi sets wooden vessels out to sea. They are boats, more or less, but shaped like other objects. His latest creation: a giant violin on which a live string quartet played music.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Artist Livio de Marchi sets wooden vessels out to sea - boats more or less, but shaped like other objects - a giant shoe, an origami hat. His most recent creation floated down Venice's Grand Canal. It's a giant violin on which a live string quartet played actual instruments. The boat is called Noah's Violin. And at the end of its journey, a reverend blessed the violin, hoping that it would send a message of hope. It's MORNING EDITION.

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