Built of marble, this sculpture is one of many in Jeddah that come under the theme of “hearts.” Mohammed Said Farsi was the mayor of Jeddah during the city’s major growth spurt in the 1970s and 1980s. After Farsi underwent heart surgery, he commissioned several pieces that pertained to the heart theme. This sculpture, which was erected right next to the Red Sea, was a collaborative effort between Aref el-Rayess of Lebanon and an unknown Belgian doctor of medicine who was also an artist.
UPDATE: The mystery of the previously unknown Belgian artist has been solved, thanks to my blog! Please click HERE to read all about it!