US EMBASSY IN DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA - "SAUDI UNITY" - CODAworx

US EMBASSY IN DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA – “SAUDI UNITY”

Submitted by Sebastien Courty

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Client: US GOVERNMENT / ART IN EMBASSIES

Location: DC, VA, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $208,000

Project Team

Artist

Sebastien Courty

Sebastien Courty LLC

Commissioner

US government

Art in Embassies

Overview

“SAUDI UNITY”
A composition of thirteen vertical woven Totems representing the thirteen regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 1×9 ft / 30.5 x 274.5 cm each

Honouring the host country “Saudi Arabia” as we inaugurate the new US embassy, this series of hand woven Totems embodies the materials and elements that are most significant and exported by the kingdom. An opportunity to draft a singular identity through natural resources, commercial success and international links. Embellishing the perceptive and delicate architectural lines of the building, these contemporary textiles reach a new dimension, where design meets art in a protective reflection.

Goals

This series of large scale artworks will enable the visitor to dive into Saudi Arabia's culture and learn more about its social and economic life.

Process

Each weaving, framed in a an elegant wooden box is made in the USA with a composition of 24K gold thread, silver and aluminium thread, acrylic yarn, coated metallic yarn, crystal beads to name a few.