The sand sculptures depicting Bob Marley and Johnny Depp jointly won this year’s Fiesa competition with an equal number of votes from the public.
For the past three months, hundreds of visitors have voted on which of the 59 sculptures was their favourite, with modern ‘idols’ from the world of music and cinema taking the lead, although sculptures of Luis de Camões, Gandhi and Steve Jobs were among the Top 10.
Second place this year went to the Madagascar sculpture, located in an area dedicated to cartoons and animation, while third place was tied between the sculpture of Madonna and that of the arts with reproductions of Picasso’s Guernica painting and some by Van Gogh.
A total of 35,000 tonnes of sand were used to create the sculptures for this 10th edition of Fiesa. The chosen theme was idols and included personalities from the world of sport, music, cinema, the arts, science, religion and politics, sculpted by a team of international artists.
Russian artist Ivan Zverev created the winning sculpture of Bob Marley, while American Eva McGrew and Czech artist Jakub Zimacek worked on the sculpture of Johnny Depp.
Mr. Zimacek also worked on the Madagascar sculpture, while Irish artist Fergus Mulvany created Madonna and Dutch and Czech artists Michel Kok and Radovan Zivný sculpted the reproductions of famous paintings.
Fiesa, located in Pêra, is open to the public until 25 October from 10am until 8pm.
For more information, visit: www.fiesa.org.