Half Moon Sculpture


I posted a photo of this sculpture before, taken from the opposite side. This work of art sits along the Corniche of Jeddah which runs along the coast of the Red Sea. I think it’s an interesting modern piece. According to the book Jeddah: City of Art, this piece is made of local stone and designed by artist Pietro Cascella, but now I have conflicting information that this work of art may have been made by Finnish sculptress, Laila Pullinen (1933-). She has worked in many mediums and one of her graceful bronze sculptures was even honored on a Finnish postage stamp in 2010. To my knowledge, only two women were ever commissioned to create artwork for the City of Jeddah’s Beautification Project, which incorporated magnificent public works of art to enhance the cityscape. Both Laila Pullinen and Eila Hiltunen were from Finland.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Half Moon Sculpture

  1. jeff says:

    interesting photos. đŸ™‚

  2. Grami says:

    Judging by the background of the pticture, the Corniche must be awash with tourists. Strange, what do these people find interesting in there?

    • I don’t know that it’s a matter of finding anything interesting down on the Corniche – but just to get out in the fresh air sometimes is what many people crave, especially when the weather is nicer and not so hot. There are also many sculptures along the Corniche, and I myself find them very interesting – but I get the feeling that many people in Jeddah seem to take them granted and don’t really pay much attention to them. I’m usually the only person around with a camera…

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