Giraffa is a 120m high installation at the Malta, Grand harbour where a zoomorphic identity is given to the largest crane in the dry docks. The installation creates a link between the African and European continent.The pattern derives from the Kordofan giraffe which is one of the most endangered giraffe species due to the war-thorn parts of Africa its is found in. Through the Grand harbour the giraffe is given a place of refuge.
This installation is also situated in one of the most densely populated areas in Malta which amplifies the need for a change in our views of nature, a change in our relationship with the environment.
The Giraffe was part of the Valletta 2018’s major visual arts exhibition, Dal-Baħar Madwarha (The Island is What the Sea Surrounds) #valletta2018
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