Eleven sculptors from various countries are currently working on 13 creations for the Ayia Napa sculpture symposium being orgnanised for the sixth consecutive year.
The aim is to enrich the coastal resort’s 20,000 square-metre sculpture park with the works of artists from around the world.
At the moment, phase two of the symposium is underway and is to wrap up on April 15.
The theme of the sixth Ayia Napa Sculpture Symposium is The Human and Νature.
In total 13 works are being created by 11 artists. These are: ‘Fragmented Memories’ by Spanish artist Daniel Perez, ‘Pegasus’ and ‘Ninpha’ by Georgian Ivan Malkhaz Tsiskadze, ‘Grain’, ‘Love as Symbol of Goodness’, ‘Pegasus’ and ‘Life’ by the Ukrainians Olena Dodatko, Ιhor Tkachivskyi and Ina Tkachivska, ‘Happiness’ by Viktar Kopach from Belarus, ‘Wind Mill’ by Sestilio Burattini from Italy, ‘Minotaur’ by Russian Νikolay Karlykhanov, ‘Memory’ by Iranian Saeid Ahmadi, ‘Artemis’ by Thierry Lauwers, and ‘Gate to the Sea’ by Ciprian Hopertean from Romania.
Perez already completed his own work and received a commemorative plaque from Ayia Napa Mayor Yiannis Karousos. The artist said that the sculpture symposium is one of the best in the world. The sculpture park, he said, was the largest open-air art gallery and unique.
Ayia Napa aspires to establish its sculpture park as “a unique attraction of interest.”
The annual sculpture symposium events are aimed at encouraging exchange of art knowledge and experiences amongst artists of different cultures and introduce to the thousands of Ayia Napa visitors the art of sculpture.