Yet another cast alloy sculpture by German-born artist Ottmar Hollmann, “Large Ball Bearing Symbols” is an unusual shaped artwork that almost looks like something from outer space, but close-up has amazing beautiful details carved into it all over the piece. It is referred to by locals as “The Spaceship” or “The Octopus” and is housed in Jeddah’s large public open air art museum called Al Hamra. The intricate designs were inspired by a variety of sources, ranging from Oriental philosophy to astrology to Western Science. The tall narrow sculpture seen behind it is called “The Solar Clock,” which was designed by an American artist, Walter Ferro. This clock sculpture was a gift presented to the City of Jeddah by Mobil Oil and uses solar energy to operate its time and temperature displays.
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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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