West Contemporary is pleased to celebrate the success story of 16-foot Carrera marble sculpture, ‘Dhow Sail’ by sculptor, Beth Cullen-Kerridge. The commission was arranged by Liam West, Director and Founder of West Contemporary for the plaza of Dubai Opera house.
Jasper Hope, CEO of Dubai Opera praised the commission, commenting: “Our ‘Dhow Sail’ by Beth Cullen-Kerridge is a stunningly beautiful piece that represents everything Dubai Opera stands for.”
Beth Cullen-Kerridge worked with the L’Atelier Corsanini Studio in Carrara, Italy, to produce the 16-foot marble sculpture that sits gallantly in front of the Dubai Opera. ‘Dhow Sail’ mimics the boat-like shape of the Opera House itself, combining the smooth curved lines and soaring contours of a traditional Emirati Dhow Sail. In addition to this, the sculpture’s base not only echoes an ocean-bound boat, but also offers visitors respite from Dubai’s hot temperatures by functioning as a seat: ’Dhow Sail’ becomes a cooling place for visitors to sit on, when the sun casts a shadow made by the shape of the curved sail.
You can see most recent works by Beth Cullen-Kerridge in our latest exhibition catalogue, ‘Morphosis’ whcih you can view here.