sculpture by jaume plensa emerges from guanabara bay in rio de janeiro
sculpture by jaume plensa emerges from guanabara bay in rio de janeiro 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

  • To work .. it needed to appear one morning .. then go away in the middle of the night a few days later. ..then show up four miles from Burning Man.

    jim C. says:
  • I saw this in NYC a while ago…

    lisa says:
  • isn\’t this exactly the same as his dream piece?

    harry says:

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