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Giant sculpture by Jaume Plensa unveiled on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (): A giant girl’s head sculpture of 14-year-old has been unveiled in the waters of famous Botafogo beach of Rio de Janeiro, a Brazilian city. The sculpture gives a great look to the beach.

The giant sculpture was made by Jaume Plensa, a Spanish artist and is a part of ‘Other Ideas for Rio’ exhibition. The white sculpture is 12m (39-foot) tall, portraying a girl’s head with her eyes closed and is made of marble dust and resin.

Plensa says the sculpture is titled Olhar nos meus sonhos (To see my dreams) and the aim is “to make people dream”. The artist says the sculpture took four months to finish. Olhar nos meus sonhos will be displayed on Botafogo beach for a period of two months as a part of the public art exhibition.

The ‘Other Ideas for Rio’ art exhibition will feature works from international artists in a wide range and the works will be placed in some important landmarks of the city.

The aim of the exhibition is to bring people’s attention to art who would not get time to see them because of their rushed city life. ‘People welcomed this new addition to the beach in Rio, which has been neglected by authorities,’ say residents.

The ‘Other Ideas for Rio’ exhibition will run until November 6.

Jaume Plensa, the artist was born in Barcelona in 1955. He is well-known for making public sculptures on a massive scale. His other works can be seen in New York’s Madison Square Park, which is titled “Echo”, which depicts a nine-year girl’s head and she looks like apparently lost in thought.

Another one is seen in St Helens in England, called Dream, which is of Plensa’s female heads. His other artworks include a sculpted and illuminated glass dome for the BBC’s Broadcasting House in London.