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PPAC: Piran 2. – Three sculptures

Why don’t we continue our art tour of Piran on the Slovenian coast with three sculptures, one by an Iranian, another by an Argentinian, and the third by two Serbian artists?

First this. I have been posting daily since May the 20th. It has come along spontaneously, the idea and the execution, when I decided to start posting my blogging memories at the end of my post. Every day I add one photo with the link to each post that was posted on the same day over my past seven blogging years. I shall continue doing so until next May when the circle is complete.

And today is the first day since I started with zero memories. I have decided to post anyway, since Piran is waiting to show itself to you in bits and pieces. Here are three.

The first one is the oldest of the three. The bronze sculpture shaped as the Piran outline was placed on the wall right by the sea in 2011, one year after the death of Dragan Sakan, the marketing guru from the Yugoslavia times and a big friend of Piran. It was designed and sculpted by Serbian artists Slaviša Savić and Milan Stošić. I like it how it is made of books and incorporates various objects such as a pine cone and scissors.

The other two were made during the Forma Viva 2019, an annual gathering of sculptors from all over the world, and set down to their present locations in 2020.

This is “Sunrise” by Iranian artist Behnam Akharbin Moghanlou. Like the one before it is placed above the sea with Croatia visible in the south-west where the Gulf of Piran ends. There is just a little problem. This is where you can observe the sunset, not sunrise… The sun rises on the other side, opposite the sea. I don’t know if this was on purpose, but in this location “Sunset” would make much more sense as the title. Still, I like the shape.

The last sculpture stands right next to where I was standing when we met Roma as described in my yesterday’s Friendly Friday post.

The suitcases are self-evident. The artist Laura Marcos comes from Argentina where many Slovenians ended up in search of a better life. Hence, “Next Destiny” is a perfect title. They are white, as if to say: destiny is the colour you give it. I like that.

For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

36 thoughts on “PPAC: Piran 2. – Three sculptures

  1. All three sculptures have their appeal, Manja. I see that the books are most popular, but I’m fond of Sunrise on the wrong side of the sun! Congratulations on posting every day. To me, that seems like an enormous task. Not only that, your posts are more than just one photo or Wordless Wednesday kinds of posts. Don’t wear out, my friend. I’ll be rooting for you at the finish line in May and all along the way. 🙂

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      1. You are right, Manja. 🙂 One might fit, but then there would be much room for us. Iorek wouldn’t even blink.
        Peggy’s ancestors on her mom’s side, the Sewards, made their fortune on producing steamer trunks. –Curt

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  2. ADORE the book sculpture. Piran looks delightful. Your photos always take me on a jaunt 😊

    You’re such a prolific blogger I never know which post to check out first! I’ve decided it’s best to jump around at random and go on a magical mystery tour. 😊

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      1. That’s a wonderful challenge. I like that idea though I don’t have enough time nor do I feel as sociable some days. Forgive me if I don’t catch them all, I’ll try, and I’m sure I’ll get round to reading them all eventually ☀️

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