Monumental Sculpture Dubai Wings was commissioned for 5 star luxury art hotel The Address, Boulevard, Dubai, early in 2016. The commission came from EMAAR Hospitality Group who wanted a striking sculpture to sit outside the main entrance to the hotel.
‘I am attracted to elegant, organic forms and I felt that the evolution, optimism and inspirational vision for Dubai seemed to be reflected in the pairing of two wings looking towards the future together. They reach up supported by each other’s presence as if they are contemplating a future filled with aspiration and dreams.
The combination of height, it is over 7 metres tall, and purity of the white surface finish felt right to complement the unequalled vastness of the desert which is offset by the endless blue sky of Dubai. The desert sand is shaped by the wind as are the waves across the ocean. I hope my forms reflect these fluid natural sculptures.
I hope visitors may experience a feeling of serenity and a desire to walk around the sculpture to engage with the relationship between the two wings. I want them to take a moment out of their busy lives, if only for a few seconds.’ Ben Barrell on Dubai Wings
‘An exclusive location like no other, Address Boulevard is set amongst the city skyline backdrop, with inspiring prime views of the iconic Burj Khalifa. Towering to the skies, this deluxe hotel & residence is the 36th tallest man-made structure in the world, firmly placing it on the map as the most desirable destination in the Middle East.’