Sculptor Laury Dizengremel signs all her works with the initials ALD (for Anne-Laure Dizengremel) - click here to return to the HOME PAGE   Tsunami Memorial
Monumental Sculpture in China
by Laury Dizengremel

Starting on the 1st of May 2005, the 1st International Sculpture Festival of Kunming China gathered 17 foreign and 13 Chinese contemporary sculptors in Daguan Park, in the city of Kunming, Yunnan Province.

Each of us made one large-scale outdoor sculpture.

This was my proposed design (note that the faces used here in this image are not the ones I used on the final piece, which you see further down the page):

Proposed design for the Tsunami Memorial sculpture by contemporary sculptor Laury Dizengremel

I was asked to make a speech at the Opening Ceremony in front of a large crowd, officials of the city, of the Yunnan Arts Institute and various academics from the world of sculpture in China. Click here for a text of the speech.

One side of the Tsunami Memorial central bronze composition
One of the sides of the bronze composition created in Kunming (shown here in bronze resin, which was the interim material for the closing ceremony). The faces are Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Sri Lankan and Indian., the eyes are open and the faces are smiling.

The other side of the Tsunami Memorial created in Kunming China in May 2005 by Laury Dizengremel

On the other side, faces have closed eyes and the composition is more subdued



The finished Tsunami Memorial in coloured concrete and bronze, not yet in its final position within Daguan Park

The finished Tsunami Memorial the day of the Closing / Unveiling Ceremony - though the sculpture is not yet in its final permanent position within Daguan Park.
It measures 2.20 metres wide by 2.80 metres high and approx. 80 cm deep.


A tired but happy Laury next to the finished work, before its move to the lakeside which is the permanent location within the park

A tired but happy Laury next to the finished work, before its move to the lakeside which is the permanent location within the park


Below are a number of pictures taken during the Festival
(click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger (600 pixel) picture.

Opening Ceremony - Laury giving a speech in front of the crowd and the press

Opening Ceremony - I was asked by the organizers to give a speech on behalf of all participating sculptors in front of the crowd and the press.

Day 1 - my tent on the grounds of the festival inside Daguan Park, Kunming

Day 1 - my tent on the grounds of the festival inside Daguan Park, Kunming

Day 2 - making one of several larger than lifesize  busts as elements for the larger sculpture

Day 2 - making one of several larger than lifesize busts as elements for the larger sculpture

Day 3 -  Have now started 4 larger than lifesize busts

Day 3 - Have now started 4 larger than lifesize busts

That day, after working on the sculptures, I had bought paint so we could all paint our caps in the hotel bar

That day, after working on the sculptures, I had bought paint so we could all paint our caps in the hotel bar

Our painted caps! All different! We had a great time.... Mine is the red one.

Our painted caps! All different... We had a great time. Mine is the red one!


Day 4 - the wind blew down my tent overnight... the sculptures were mostly unharmed as they were in the center of the space!

Day 4 - the wind blew down my tent overnight... the sculptures were mostly unharmed as they were in the center of the space!

Day 5 - the new space I had moved into the day before...

Day 5 - the new space I had moved into the day before...


Taking a nap after lunch on top of the canvas of one of the wind-blown tents

Taking a nap after lunch on top of the canvas of one of the wind-blown tents

An overview of the Tsunami Memorial sculpture

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