Profoundly moved by a classical dance performance by his daughter and her friend, Joe Jbeily was won over by the irresistible charm of the supple, elegant motion of the young dancers. He was mesmerized by the tutu and its aesthetic beauty. The awareness of the sensuality of movement and the flame of creativity was awakened. In an attempt to evoke the lithe fluidity and grace of his Ballerine, he opted for the beauty and nobility of zebrawood. The solidity and robustness of the wood hug the contours of the sculpture and give it life. The artist has dressed his ballerina in a tutu of steel wire. The result is a dynamic tribute to the human body in movement and marks the first time steel was incorporated into the artist’s pieces.

Bronze  /  H 28 x L 106 cm


Joe Jbeily

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