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  • 10/5/2010

Moradian to create statue in Paris

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Veteran Iranian artist Jamshid Moradian will create a sculpture from dried tree-trunks at the campus of the Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris.

“I will start working on the two-meter-tall sculpture on October 7, 2010,” Moradian told ISNA, adding that he would donate the work to the university.

Moradian, who has been in France on Sabbatical, said he had new ideas for the work and that he would be creating a replica for the upcoming sculpture symposium in the Iranian city of Kerman.

The award-winning artist has suggested that Cite officials negotiate with the Paris municipality about the city’s dried tree-trunks.

“I asked them not to cut down the dead tress and let me make sculptures out of them,” Moradian said, expressing hopes that Paris city officials would accept his suggestion.

Moradian is best known for his works inspired by Persian mythology and in particular Iranian epic poet Ferdowsi’s masterpiece Shahnameh (The Book of Kings).

He has participated in numerous international artistic events including the 17th International Camille Claudel Symposium on Sculpture in France in 2007.

Moradian also received the Excellence Award of the 2008 Olympic landscape sculptors contest in China.

Source: presstv.ir

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