Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jeddah Art Week - Flame of Life by Hiltunen

Flame of Life - by Eila Hiltunen (1922-2003)
Eila Hiltunen's Flame of Life sculpture has been refurbished and restored and has now been placed in its new home along Jeddah's Corniche. Hiltunen was a famous Finnish sculptress.  Many of her graceful designs were inspired by her love of ballet.  She is perhaps most well known for her Sibelius Monument, which she was commissioned to create after winning a hotly contested and controversial competition, and which honors Finland's national composer Jean Sibelius.

The Flame of Life can be viewed at the new Open Air Sculpture Park in Jeddah's Middle Corniche.  It is the site for the opening ceremony of Jeddah Art Week on Saturday, February 1st at 6pm, which kicks off the first of many scheduled events.  The public is welcome at any of the events.   Hope to see you there!

1 comment: said...

This is a great series. I was particularly interested to see your post regarding the art by Pomodoro. We first saw his work and were impressed by his sphere outside the library at Trinity College in Dublin.