One of the few large artworks in the city of Jeddah that was actually created by a female, the Sunflower Field Fountain is one of my absolute favorites. The artist is Eila Hiltunen, an accomplished sculptor from Finland. Standing in a lagoon along the Corniche next to the Red Sea, the corrosion resistant stainless steel fountains consists of seven elegant larger than life sunflowers.
Most times when I have driven by over the years, the fountain is usually not operating, so I was thrilled to see it spraying recently on a Friday morning. The photos do not capture the richness of the shimmering gold colors shining in the sun that are much more vibrant when the fountain is spraying. It was magical seeing the fountain working!