The talent of 8 sculptors from
around the world, 850 tons of sand and 14 days of hard work have recreated the
most important event in history, the birth of Jesus. This is the exhibition, Sand
Visitor, Padova The work of these
sculptors is truly a work of art, it is a pity that they will be destroyed.
These works remind us in a very suggestive way, religion and
It's an exhibition of 8 huge sand sculptures. The most
spectacular, in terms of their magnitude and richness of detail, are the scenes
of Mary and Joseph seeking lodging, the Three Wise Men and of course, the birth
But how do they keep these monumental works of sand from
The secret is in creating a solid sand base. To achieve this,
sculptors use a wooden mold. Once this effect is achieved, some sculptures can
resist even the rain.
The exhibition is always dedicated to one of the
world's peacemakers. This year, the honor went to Mother Theresa of Calcutta.
Visiting VeniceOne of the works of art that
impressed me the most is the sculpture of Mother Theresa of Calcutta with the
children, for the detail in her hands protecting a child and the figure of the
child who stands out as if he was just born.
Although the admission is
free, visitors are asked to make donations. Just between 2004 and 2007, close to
238,000 euros were raised for humanitarian projects. And this year, the funds
will go to two projects in Latin America.