Crystal Chronicles - March 2017

Mind Boggling Sculptures

Flying Stone Statue - created by Sculptor, Shaaban Mohamed Abbas

Abbas, a Sculptor from Faiyum, Egypt, became famous world-wide for his "floating stone" piece at Cairo International Airport. Abbas was born in 1969 and passed away from a stroke on 17 November 2010. Information on him and his art is scarce and often in- cludes wrong credits to "Smaban Abbas". friends described Shaaban Abbas as quiet and sensitive. "He was a very humble person, which is something very hard to find in an artist.” Colleagues and

Built for the Festival of the Five Seasons in Chaudfon- taine Park, which lies on the outskirts of Liege, Bel- gium, a giant c l o t h e s p i n sculpture ap- pears to be holding on to a mound of dirt and grass.

Giant Clothespin Sculpture - created by Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal

March 2017 | Volume 10 | Issue 3

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