DINA MERHAV
SCULPTRESS

Amazing Chinese Experience no. 8
Tayzhou, November 2010

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After a long journey of 25 hours I arrived at the Ocean Hotel in Tayzhou.

 
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To my astonishment, the next morning, a huge working place  appeared after a mere three minute walk from the hotel.

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An even greater surprise was to see my sculpture "Earth Water Wind" standing on the ground totally finished.

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Made from two plates of 8 mm, connected together, it reached the thickness of 100 mm. It looked fantastic, beyond anything I had imagined. I was overwhelmed and as often happens, thought that this was my best work up to now.

The days passed as if I was on a holiday- walking through the working place,

 
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watching the preparations for the opening ceremony,

 
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looking at the work of other artists and of course, meeting old friends from all over the world.

Near the hotel there was a wonderful park with a little lake. This was a perfect place to walk, enjoy the view and observe the many pigeons waiting for people to feed them…

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Not to forget the little trip to the old city of Tayzhou that was so very interesting.

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One afternoon we decided to see the sea. This turned out to be a little adventure because the
Taxi driver did not understand us very well.  Before ever seeing the sea, which eventually did appear, we had to trudge through a very poor area.

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On the 15 of November the organization held a gala dinner in a fancy five star elegant hotel,
Not far from ours. It was a very festive occasion with delicious food and, of course, lots of
Speeches and toasting.

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The next morning was the closing ceremony or what they call the opening ceremony.
The organization, together with the city of Tayzhou's Urban Public Art Committee, invested a lot of effort, creative thinking and a large budget to make it a special, exiting and unforgettable event.

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Dina Merhav
Chinese Sculptor
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Sculpture by Zhao Li, China
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Sculpture by Devin L. Field, USA                        
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                         Sculpture by Ogata, Japan


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Chinese Sculptor

The next day almost all the artists had left except for Jan Timmer, from the Netherlands and myself, both of whom stayed for another day.

 
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In the evening we were invited by Mao, who is an extraordinary man in charge of the construction of all our sculptures, for another fancy restaurant to celebrate a final dinner which was again, delicious.

The next day started another long journey, this time heading home. It was a wonderful,
Exiting and most successful Chinese experience no 8.

Dina Merhav
November 2010

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