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W: 250mm x H: 265mm x D: 80mm
W: 10" x H: 10" x D: 3"
Approx. Weight: 980kg
This work is
Sphinx, an ancient mythical creature, being a combination of a bird, an animal and a human body, which is known to almost all of the old world, except for the continent of America.
The oldest of which belong to a period 9500 years BC. (11,500 years ago) in Turkey. Although the most famous Sphinx of today is from ancient Egypt. The Statue of the Sphinx.
Ancient Persia (Palace of King Darius), Iraq, Burma, India and Europe (Greece) each have Sphinx's forming part of the myth. The Sphinx is one of the symbols which the Freemasonry is using.
Sphinx in Greek and Egyptian mythology in nature with Iran is different, but in essence they all believe in the superhuman power of the Sphinx.
With my effort in this artwork, I looked at the simplest of historical beliefs and religions, to create a view using the addition in difference and creativity, perhaps the historical cultural reserves and superstitions, which have no effect on contemporary life inspired an edited portrayal. With the design in an art form of the Sphinx as a couple, I maintained the character with tranquility, and the very sense of wisdom, strength, freedom, peace and honor.
4 time high fired in kiln, glazed and gold 11ct luster fired.
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Ali Nabavi was born in April 1987 in Iran.
As a talented child, he had a great interest in art. At the age of five, he began designing with a simple black pencil and over time he experienced various forms of art, including; theater, poetry, literature, drawing, oil painting, sculpting with clay, woodwork, (also wood-turning and mosaic) as well as the use of recycled materials in his artworks. In fact, he used his intuitive talent with any kind of material that would allow him to create art with joy.
With a curious mind, creative passion and an adventurous spirit, he experiments in most fields and forms of art, learning through his explorations. He uses research and independent study to continuously progress and grow. Despite earlier efforts to study in other fields like science, engineering, auto mechanics, as well as the human sciences, it became inevitable that art is his heart's desire.
In 2011 Ali became a member of The Pottery and Ceramics Association of Iran. He then started to work with the Director of the Persian Pottery and Ceramic Board of Iran, Master Artist Hirbod Hemmat-Azad and his wife Rojhaneh Hosseini. In this time Ali worked in the field of sculpture, ceramic, woodworking and iron. With this combination in design and implementation, he became a part of thier professional team. After a year, between all the artworks he had done, he found that sculpturing is his favorite art, he teamed up with artist Behzad Ajdari, President of the Association of Iranian Pottery, and Farzad Faraji, Vice President of the Association of Iranian Ceramists. Finally his training with these two great Masters turned his work into a serious art. He worked more than 12 hours a day for three years in order to become professional in design, concept implementation, modeling and molding.
Iranian Ceramist Association Exhibition: (Title "frame") 2012
Iranian Ceramist Association Exhibition: (Title "lock") 2013
Fajr International Exhibition 2014
Fajr International Exhibition 2015
In South Africa:
CSA Group Exhibition Cape Town, November 2016
Group Exhibition in Cape Town: (Title "what art is for") March 2017
CSA Group Exhibition Cape Town, November 2017
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