‘awilda’ by jaume plensa emerges from the guanabara bay in rio de janeiro
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spanish artist jaume plensa will be taking part in the upcoming art project ‘OIR’ (other ideas for rio) with his 12-meters-tall sculpture called ‘awilda’. the artwork – made out of resin and marble dust – took two months to complete and has been now been installed on the shore of the botafogo beach in rio de janeiro, making plensa one of the several famous artists from various corners of the world that will occupy public areas in rio with their work for the event.
the sculpture depicts a girl with her eyes are closed, where plensa says the aim of the sculpture is to ‘make people dream’. in the OIR project creatives robert morris, brian eno, andy goldsworthy, ryoji ikeda, and henrique oliveira will also create works in their own individual styles that will effectively transform rio into one big art gallery.
the sculpture is part of the upcoming art project ‘OIR’ (other ideas for rio) in 2013
the piece is 12 meters tall
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