installation concept, start from an accurated study of the Islamic culture and
Some “key words” have been chosen to
guide the Land Art project.
The concept of fence as protection
is the starting point to limit our working area: a 500 by 500 meters square. In
the shade of the high walls, the garden can
grow, safe from desert’s wind and sand. The garden is born from water, source of life.
The ponds are willing starting from the centre and the garden comes to life. The
drawing of paths and artificial dunes allows visitors to look at the
proximities and to admire the Land Art work from different points of view.
The garden fence's aim is not to sunder neighboring areas: it breaks and lives
taking multiple shapes and functions, depending on the ones which stand close.
The gates are set on the east and west side: visitors coming from The Lagoons
and the Wildlife Park will flow easily into the new garden. On the south the
fence multiplies and becomes a receptor for sun rays and a channel of energy.
This energy will be stored from the hawk, the figure settled on the north side of
Why the hawk:
1. it's a natural element, settled into the Wildlife Park
2. it’s the symbol of the Sun
3. it's a seemly, proud, intelligent animal and emeritus hunter
The hawk emerges from the desert’s sand and hereby comes alive, rising up with
his wings widely open trough 5 steps.
Why number 5:
It's a beneficial and auspicious figure, 5 are the daily prayers, 5 the
significant stages during the pilgrimage, 5 the types of fasting, 5 the
dispensation Friday prayers, 5 the generations for tribal revenge, 5 the kinds
of goods which are considered to establish the tenth, 5 the fingers of the
talisman, 5 the tips of the star in most Arab countries.