Science and Religion – A Closer View


Spanish artist Julio Lafuente created this beautiful and graceful sculpture which sits in the middle of a lagoon separating traffice lanes along Jeddah’s Corniche. It is made of solid marble. Each of the 72 circular spheres is symbolic of the waxing and waning moons, which have great significance in Islam. Below is a closer view of the crescent moon which tops the towering obelisk. Lafuente is one of the more prolific artists commissioned to create art for the city of Jeddah, with more than 30 to his credit. I have featured many of his contributions before on this blog. To see them, just type in “Lafuente” in the search box to the right and a whole slew of his other pieces I have posted about will pop up.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Science and Religion – A Closer View

  1. Jerry M says:

    I love sculptures that display solar system objects. This one is done very well.

    • Hi Jerry – I think this sculpture is one of the most striking in Jeddah. It’s very tall and sits in the middle of a body of water that separates the northbound from the southbound lanes of traffic along the Corniche.

  2. Jacob says:

    Hi Susie! Hope that all is well with you and your family. You have the most amazing sculptures in your city. This just kind of blows the mind. And I thus appreciate your commentary to help us understand it.

    Have a great weekend.

    • Hi Jacob – Thanks! Sorry I haven’t been around much this past year. I just haven’t been able to get back into the swing of things since my husband’s heart surgery last March. I’ve really missed blog hopping!

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