Oct 13, 2011

Aswan, Egypt Sculpting Symposium

Sculpting is an ancient art form that has all but gone out of style.  It is labor intensive and artists want to copy what the West is doing.  The materials are cheaper and it is quicker to finish a project.  Every year during the winter artists gather in Egypt for a Granite Symposium.  Each sculptor is given a 3 x 3 x 2 meter block of granite.  There isn't a theme to the project other than to create something.  The artists come not only from Egypt, but all over the world to contribute their talent.  These pictures are from last year.  The symposium will be coming again this winter.

 This beauty is by Hany El Sayed of Egypt

This is by Jhon Gogaberishvili of Georgia

The above sculpture by Mohamed Abbas of Egypt

The doorways are by Nicolae Fleissig of France, these would be great in my garden.

Akram El Magdoub is a "land artist" and is overseeing the placement of his work.

One day I would like to visit Egypt.  I think it would be a wonderful to be able to see all the beauty that is there.  So much history and culture to delve into. 

The pictures came from here