At 55 meters high, The Seagull stands erect as one of the world’s tallest abstract sculptures. The most important work created by Egyptian artist Mustafa Senbel for the City of Jeddah, this towering work of art took three years to build. The tall piece represents the wing of a seagull, while the curved pieces portray the splash of water as it dives into sea to catch its prey. It also features poetry verses by four of western Saudi Arabia’s most revered poets. The Seagull is made of reinforced concrete and marble and looks different from every angle. Senbel fashioned more than twenty-five sculptures for this Red Sea coastal city during a ten year period of time in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Jeddah boasts the world’s largest open air art museum containing hundreds of sculptures by world reknowned artists that are on display throughout the city for everyone to enjoy.
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One thing that constantly surprises me about your images is the diversity of the outside artwork. So much and so varied.Puts my place to shame in that repsect.
That is a stunning work of art.
An interesting monolith. Glad you explained it. It’s OK, but not one of my favorites.
Beautiful, especially with mosque in the background!