Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Our World: Jeddah's Fruit Boat Sculpture

Two of Jeddah's most whimsical sculptures would be called the Fruit Boat. And yes! There are actually two of this same sculpture in two different locations in Jeddah.

Each sculpture features a blue and white boat filled with enormous fruit, like pears, apples, watermelon, and bananas.  I believe the art is mostly made of metal compounds.

It's definitely something one might not expect to see in such a seemingly stuffy religious setting, but there are surprisingly many whimsical sculptures in this city.

There are even additional fruit strewn about the base of the boat which is a blue tiled ocean of waves where these cute models posed one Friday morning and give perspective of the size of the sculpture.

Jessica pretending she almost slipped on the big banana!

Vicki tries to eat a grape that is bigger than her head!  A big THANKS for the use of these fun photos go out to my friend Vicki Reynolds.

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Jerry Mc Kenna said...

very strange but I like it.

William Kendall said...

Unusual indeed for the setting, and quite whimsical!

Dina said...

Ha, nice! Looks like you have fun friends, Susie!