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Helwa Al-Atwi

Saudi Arabia Tuwaiq Sculpture

Helwa Al-Atwi

Helwa Al-Atwi is a self-taught Saudi sculptor who is regarded to be the first in the world to use fossils in sculpture. Having been a practitioner for 35 years, she has journeyed across various regions of Saudi Arabia in search of natural rocks that serve as the medium for her sculptures. Al-Atwi’s solo exhibitions include the Fossil and Stone Sculpturing Stand at King Abdulaziz Public Library in 2000 under the patronage of Her Highness the wife of the Crown Prince Princess Hessa Al Shaalan, and her first personal exhibition for fossil and stone sculpturing at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Social Club in 2002.

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