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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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