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"Awilda", Jaume Plensa

9th art project Salzburg Walk of Modern Art - Würth Collection: Jaume Plensa, "Awilda" (2010) at "Dietrichsruh", Universität of Salzburg

The Catalan artist Jaume Plensa has created his sculpture entitled "Awilda" for the "Dietrichsruh" at Salzburg University. This monumental five metre-high bust of the head of a young girl with Carribbean features is made of white Spanish marble. The "Dietrichsruh", an open square, bustling with activity, a meeting place for students from all over the world, provides the perfect setting for his "rootless" Awilda. Seemingly rising from the ground, the figure evokes proximity and distance in equal measure. It radiates preternatural tranquility and profound complexity. Jaume Plensa sculpted his work from 20 individual slabs of marble. This makes the head appear to oscillate and spiral upwards into the sky in a floating wave-like movement.


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