The Blue Wave of Abescun

The Blue Wave of Abescun

Material: Mirror polished stainless steel and silent motors.

Size: 1800cm x 850cm x 120cm

This is a prototype of a large kinetic sculpture which was commissioned for a particular new building. The sculpture was supposed to be built from an emerald tinted acrylic and mirror polished stainless steel.

Until the end of the first millennium, the Aral Sea was called the Abescun sea. The Aral sea is currently dried up and is regarded as an environmental catastrophe that was created by humans. The artist uses the Aral sea as an allegory, the fragility of our world and nature. In ancient times people thought that whoever was at the Abescun sea was at the border of earth. To see a wave on the Abescun sea was much like a pilgrimage for some.