Sculptures, more than many other art forms, are able to interact with their surroundings in unique ways. Artists have crafted sculptures that appear as though they are swimming through walls, splashing through water or wading through bricks like mud. What we don't often see, however, are sculptures moving and interacting with each other. The “Statue of Love” does exactly this, paying tribute to an 80-year-old love story in the process.
Located in Miracle Park in Batumi, Georgia, this impressive steel structure towers 23 feet above onlookers.
Artist Tamar Kvesitadze was inspired by Ali and Nino, a classic love story that bears some resemblance to Romeo and Juliet. In it, a Muslim boy falls in love with a princess from Georgia. The boy, Ali, eventually dies defending his country from Soviet Russia.
The story of Ali and Nina is beloved, with translations existing in 37 different languages.
At 7 p.m. each night, the two statues begin moving towards one another.
Every ten minutes, they find themselves fused together in an embrace.
It only lasts for a brief moment before they begin passing right through each other.
Just as Ali and Nina were separated by war and death, the sculptures become separated from each other.
While the entire journey lasts only ten minutes, their story remains with viewers much longer.
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