Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ramadan Begins - Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan is the annual monthlong Islamic observance of fasting during daylight hours.  It's a time for families eating together, especially for Iftar, the meal that breaks the fast at the end of each day. 

As the month of Ramadan begins, I wish you all peace, love, and a Happy Ramadan - Ramadan Mubarak!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Our World - Jeddah Street Scene

Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse into what life is like all around our ever-amazing planet.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Jeddah Sculpture - Balance in the Air

Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely is responsible for several works of art within the city of Jeddah.  He is known as one of the pioneers of Optical Art (Op Art) for his use of abstract geometric shapes and colors which together created optical illusions.  Vasarely believed that art should be seen everywhere in every day life.   

Friday, May 11, 2018

Saudi Arabia Interior Store Sign

Well, they managed to spell the word "section" correctly 2 out of 3 times on this sign inside a big department store in Jeddah...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jeddah Sculpture Food for Thought "Abraj"

Amazingly enough, this artwork called "Food for Though 'Abraj'" is the first work of art installed in Jeddah (the city of art) by a Saudi artist from Jeddah - and it didn't happen until 2015.  Even more interesting is that the artist is a Saudi female sculptor named Maha Malluh.

This artwork consists of cooking pots for rice that are stacked together to form this whimsical sculpture.   There is a nice video showing the process of how this artwork was created - see it by CLICKING HERE.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Jeddah Sculpture Personage II

This work of modern art by Spanish sculptor Joan Miro weighs 3 tons and is cast bronze.  It has been called Personage II as well as Project for a Monument.  Miro also is credited with another modern bronze sculpture called Oiseau in the Middle Corniche open air sculpture park. He was a contemporary and friend of Pablo Picasso.  To see snother photo of this sculpture that I posted several years ago, CLICK HERE.