KAUST Swiss Cheese Sphere


With the twin minarets of one of the mosques located on the campus of KAUST in the background, this piece of art called “Spheres” is one of three identical bronze Swiss cheese spheres (that’s what I call them anyway!) that sit outside one of the buildings there. The spheres are an interactive design, with the holes in them intended for humans to enter the spheres. The artist responsible for the creation of this piece of art is CARSTEN HÖLLER, the Belgian born German artist who has a doctorate in agricultural science and worked as a research entomologist until 1994. Much of his inspiration for his artwork is derived from his passion for science. KAUST is King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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3 Responses to KAUST Swiss Cheese Sphere

  1. Judy says:

    I love this picture. The composition is perfect.

  2. Hilda says:

    A most appropriate name for them. 🙂
    Like the other spheres in KAUST, I like this too.

  3. Kha says:

    I love that Jeddah seems to have more art in public compared to Riyadh.

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