Thanks for signing on for another great Sultans Of Sand gig in Jesolo,
By now you all should have your travel arrangements made. Please
be in touch ASAP if there are still any travel concerns.
Please remember all travel expenses you want reimbursed, must have appropriate
Below is the list of artists with their work assignments.
As discussed, Of the nine other artists I have
engaged for this crew, eight artists will each work alone on one of eight
different sides of a six meter tall (octagonal) poundup. (See the poundup specs here)
Each artist works alone on their scene. The scenes will not be
tied together. They will be separated by a line of demarcation from the top
of the sculpture to the bottom. A small rounded shape will be made
at each "corner". That will effectively separate each scene from the next
one, Effectively "framing" one scene apart from the next.
The scale of the figures may be different from one scene to the next.
The figures of Mary and Joseph will be repeated often, and may look different
(and be in different scale) from other Marys & Josephs carved by other
artists in other scenes. That is perfectly OK. This will make for a diverse
show, featuring the styles of the various artists.
The sculptures are made in realism style and the "illustration"
way of sculpting, that we have always asked for here in Jesolo.
No stylized, or abstracted work. Do not use a lot of symbolism.
We would still like the scenes to be as full as possible, and
the more figures in each one the better (within reason). I prefer better
quality of carving and less elements or a good balance between high quality
carving and overall volume of elements in each scene.
With eight artists working on one poundup in the round, but on different
scenes, & from the top down, it will be a challenge when taking off
all of the forms as you make progress from the top, down to the bottom of
: we will not remove the very bottom
form. It will remain on. The bottom form level will be the pedestal for the
entire sculpture. All scenes will be on top of this pedestal. No carving will
be done below the top of the bottom form. So, do not plan to use the sand
that has been carved off & falls onto the floor in front of the bottom
form. We need the floor space right up to the bottom form for decorating,
High relief sculpting is the way we will develop the art. This sculpture
is to remain standing for a period of weeks, so please do not push the technical
limits of the sand in terms of stability and/or possible collapses.
Plan for the poundup to be six meters tall (the sculpture will
be 5.5 meters tall)
Please do a sketch of your design based on the subject I assigned to
you to fit the poundup configuration shown in this
Send me your sketches as soon as possible, PLEASE.
Bring your Sultans Of Sand shirts with you to wear in the
Each artist must do their own research and provide their own reference
I will not have such materials available for you on site.
If anyone has any questions please contact me as soon as possible.
1.) The Birth Of Jesus - Luke 2:6-7 & 2:11-14. by Lars Borst,
The Hague, Holland
2.) The Annunciation - Luke 1: 30. by Damon Farmer, Kentucky,
3.) The Magi - Matthew - 2:9-11. by Radek Zivney, Czech
4.) The Angel In Joseph's Dream - Matthew 1:20. by Mark Anderson.
Weymouth, United Kingdom
5.) No Room At The Inn - by Vladimir Kuraev, Moscow, Russia
6.) Journey To Bethlehem - Luke 2:1 & 2: 3-5. by Alexey Dyakov,
7.) The Visitation - Luke 1:30. by Dan Belcher, Missouri, USA
8.) The Angel & the Shepherds - Luke 2: 8-10. by Karen Fralich,
9.) The Peace keepers II "Mahatma Gandhi" - by Pavel Zadanyuk,
10.) Fantasy Sand Castle - by Rich Varano, Florida, USA
The projected poundup is an eight
sided shape with 5.5 meters tall area for carving. (the bottom form makes
it 6 meters tall, but you don't carve the bottom form)
At each "corner" angle, you and your neighbor will make
a basic rounded edge -like a coping or molding, to be a distinct
an obvious border between each scene. All the way from the top of the sculpture,
to the bottom. These border shapes will be simplistic, and be identical for
We will go over this on site before we start carving.
-But contact me if you have any questions so you can get your sketch
in to me -AS Soon As Possible.
We will once again be staying at the Hotel Centrale right
across from the work site. Work schedule is from 8 in the morning until noon,
a break for lunch until 1PM stop work at 5pm. Contact Massimo by phone if
you have any problems while travelling: + 39 329 210 5506