Aldo Cibic was commissioned by Blumohito to create Green Dunes, a 3D vegetal sculpture depicting dunes, as part of Downtown Design Dubai 2014.
From Blumohito and CibicWorkshop
This art project by Aldo Cibic is a tribute to Dubai and a celebration of life.
The starting point of this artistic path is the research that Mr. Cibic has conducted into “micro-landscaping”, this time focused on some core themes of the Gulf culture: this explains why the sinuous line that separates desert from life, here emphasizes the contrast of the lush vegetation, suddenly appearing like an oasis in the desert.
The desert itself is NOT sterile, as life makes her way even in harsh conditions. The lonesome tree is telling us this, and his benign presence gives shade, relief and protection. Unlike anywhere else, here in the Gulf life is impelled by the presence of men, and even a desert dune can be turned into a green hill.
The mirror frame blurs the boundary line between the installation and the viewer, as if a mirage was occurring. Likewise, the border between art and design – or between object and experience, if you like – is dazzled.
Green Dunes is made from SAG Smart Acoustic Green. It is a stabilized vegetal from Northern Europe free of any chemical compound, SAG is hand picked, trimmed and fixed by hand in Italy by italian artists. Stabilizing process brings the vegetal to a steady state, then it remains soft and fresh for an indefinite period of time. Unlike conventional green living walls, SAG does not require any watering nor power lighting
Green Dunes is a cm 480x260h art piece made by Blumohito with natural sand and SAG (Smart Acoustic Green) technology. Following the acclaim received during Downtown Design exhibition, it has been selected to be shown at La Galerie Nationale, in Dubai.