Sand replicas of world inventions
1 July, 2017Rousse’s quay alley is boasting a series of sand replicas of some of the world’s inventions and innovations. The display includes pieces by 10 sculptors from eight countries who worked on the theme for a week, BGNES reported. The official unveiling of the alley exhibition, the culmination of the Third International Rousse Sand Fest 2017, took place on 29 June and was dedicated to the International Danube River Day. Some 700 tonnes of sand were used in making the ten 3-metre tall (9.8 feet) sculptures. Some of the works are pretty straightforward, while others are more abstract. UK sculptor Rachel Stubbs’ work Searching for Leviathan, for example, represents a compass, while Ukrainian Margerita Tellalim shows a microscope-shaped sculpture entitled The Invisible World of Leeuwenhoek. Bulgarian Ognyan Chitakov has chosen to make a telephone sculpture, Bell Communication, while Italian Leonardo Ugolini’s creation Movement of Time represents a bicycle. Marielle Heessels from the Netherlands and her Insight offer a window into the inventor’s mind and what transpires in it during the process of invention.