Falconer with falcon, Berlin (Germany), 2008.
In January 2008 Sculpture Events Factory organized the Icesculpture Festival “Alexa on Ice” in a huge freezer next to the shopping centre Alexa at the Alexanderplatz in Berlin. In the freezehall you could find all the wonders of the world, including the wonders of Berlin..
One of the sculptures I created during the event was a falconer, holding a falcon on his arm.
In the early days, falcons were very important for the people who lived in the desert of the Arabian Peninsula: the falcons provided food. The sculpture of the falconer was “situated” next to the snow- and icesculpture of the Treasury at Petra (Jordan). Petra is named to be one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.