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sculpture by jaume plensa emerges from guanabara bay in rio de janeiro
sep 06, 2012
sculpture by jaume plensa emerges from guanabara bay in rio de janeiro


‘awilda’ by jaume plensa emerges from the guanabara bay in rio de janeiro
image © pilar olivares/reuters

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
image via


the piece is 12 meters tall
image via/ image © reuters

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