Breath of the Desert in Egypt

"Breath of the Desert" in Egypt

February 19, 2014

In the eastern part of the Sahara desert, washed by the Red Sea, the “Breath of the Desert” towers - a stunning land-art project consisting of beautifully shaped cones and a brilliant mirror of water. As he appeared here, which symbolizes ... Let's try to figure everything out.

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Located between the hills in the Egyptian desert, this particular art project is the work of the D.A.ST. Arteam. This community consists of artist Danai Strath, industrial designer and architect Alexandra Strato and Stella Konstaitindis (architect). Together, from 1995 to 1997, they worked on the construction of the “Breath of the Desert”. During this time, 8,000 square meters of sand were moved to create what is now called "Breath of the Desert."

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The two curves of interlaced spirals are studded with cones, which symbolize the creation of both positive and negative forms. At some point, the cones are turned upwards towards the sky, while others expand below the surface of the earth. All of them are located by washing, diverging from the center of the building, where the reservoir is located, filled with water. This massive and impressive project covers an area of ​​100,000 square meters.

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The project to create a complex, or art project "Breath of the Desert" was born in the minds of three creative women.

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Danae Stratum explains: “In our imagination, the desert is a place where a person can feel infinity. We feel the desert itself as a state of mind, a landscape of the mind. "

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Fully see and understand the concept of an art object in only one way. From above, it forms a complete visual image, the design of which can be admired.

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Although it has been 17 years since the project was completed, the “Breath of the Desert” still stands in the middle of the desert. Conical hills are similar to those cones that form when a person turns an hourglass. This art object illustrates the inexorable course of time over which nothing has power, even the desert.

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