Master sculptor Richard Hudson has returned to Downtown Dubai with something bigger and better.
Master sculptor Richard Hudson has returned to Downtown Dubai and he’s back with something bigger and better.
The artist’s three-dimensional, mirrored-steel ‘LOVE ME’ heart sculpture, that first appeared in February last year to visitors to The Dubai Mall, has been recreated – but this time on a much larger scale.
The new ‘LOVE ME’ heart, the latest piece to be added to Emaar’s growing community art portfolio, is so big that it had to be transported in pieces to its new home and assembled onsite.
At a height of five metres and equally wide, ‘LOVE ME’ has a depth of 3.8 metres and weighs over 7,000kg. Described by Hudson as "all-encompassing in its symbolism of love and peace – and an iconic image that crosses all boundaries” – ‘LOVE ME’ resonates with people from all walks of life.
The sculpture has been carefully positioned to reflect the sky-high Burj Khalifa on its mirrored steel surface making it the perfect companion to the two captivating LED shows lighting up the iconic tower throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Hudson’s works have been exhibited around the world including shows across Europe, the Americas and Asia. He has curated private collections for the likes of Sir Elton John, Claudia Schiffer, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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A recent report by WAM said, under the patronage of the Dubai Municipality, 71 StructuralArt, in collaboration with KBS Communications, and supported by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeology Museum unveiled "The Flying Horses" by Antonio Signorini, a collection of four bronze sculptures that creatively depict the gracious power of every horse that has ever roamed across the Arabian Peninsula.
The art pieces serve as a symbolic representation of the cultural and artistic heritage of the region.
Antonio Signorini, the international artist who crafted the sculptures, shared his thoughts, stating, "The inspiration for The Flying Horses comes directly from the region’s deeply rich artistic history, and the culture of the land. The Flying Horses symbolise the cultural significance of ancient rock art.
Signorini carried on this sentiment by adding, "I dedicate The Flying Horses to the region. This collection has been created as a journey that has no end, exploring the infinite relationship between art and the essence of horses.
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