Sails Sculpture


This sculpture is called Sails and is made of steel. Mustafa Senbel, the Egyptian artist who designed this piece of art, was a classmate of Mohammed Said Farsi when they were college students together at Alexandria University in Egypt. Years later, when Farsi became Mayor of Jeddah, he convinced his old college buddy to move to Jeddah to help in Farsi’s massive beautification project to transform the rapidly growing city. Senbel’s contributions are evident all over Jeddah with more than two dozen to his credit. Many of his remarkable sculptures are created with the idea of not totally obscuring the sea or the sky, like this one with the sails allowing the sky behind them to be visible. He is also responsible for some of my favorite whimsical sculptures down on Jeddah’s Corniche, which include Dialogue, The Fisherman’s Net, and The Fisherman’s Net II.

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7 Responses to Sails Sculpture

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  2. Chiara says:

    Very esthetically and thematically appealing.

  3. Grami says:

    Marvelous! Good capture of the sculpture as well because it shows details not easily noticeable when driving at speed around it.

    • That’s what I find with a lot of the art here – you have to pay attention to the crazy traffic, so it seems that a lot of the great art goes underappreciated because it’s difficult to really take a nice long look at when speeding by in a car!

  4. B Squared says:

    This appears to be massive. Looks like it fits right in, however.

  5. Julie says:

    It certainly conveys the blue of the ocean very well. Your text is fascinating too.

  6. Dimple says:

    This one appeals to me. I think probably because it is light, airy, and colorful. Thanks for giving some background!

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