The Wind sculpture on a hillside is an art piece
By Andrew StanglinPublished Mar 13, 2019 04:08:02After the last two weeks of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian artist Jónsi Rocha has been doing what he does best.
He’s been working on a series of wind sculptures, one of which has been seen on the hillside overlooking the Olympic Village.
The sculpture was originally made from a single piece of paper.
It took three years to make, and Rochas hand-stamped the name of the artist, Rochavista, on the paper.
“I’m a bit proud of it,” he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
“It’s my first piece that has been made with paper.”
Rochas paper sculpture, titled Wind on a Hillside, was created to honor the Rio de Juniors, who took part in the Games.
It’s been on display at the Village since the opening ceremony on Aug. 5.
Rochatas team was a part of the first Olympic Games ever, held in 1964, and was one of two teams from the Brazilian team that won gold.
The rest of the medalists were Brazilian team members from other cities, including the world champions, Spain and Britain.
The medals from those Games were handed out during the opening ceremonies.
Rocha says he created the sculpture to honor them.
He says it’s a kind of tribute to the Brazilian people and their work.
“This is an artistic piece, it’s something that you can be proud of and be proud that you have created,” he said.
Roshan Khatri, a photographer for the AP, said the sculpture is not only a tribute to his countrymen, but also to his own heritage.
He said it is part of a larger exhibition called the ‘Brazilians on the Hill’ exhibition that features works from around the world.