LOVE HANOI MOSAIC HEART

DesignerNGUYEN THI THU THUY
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

Love Hanoi Mosaic Heart sculpture (3m x 3,5m x 0,6m) was designed by visual artist Nguyen Thu Thuy and completed by her New Hanoi Arts Co.,Ltd. It boasts a modern-looking heart-shaped sculpture, which features the stylized word “Hanoi” in the center. On the front and back of the base are nearly 200 photos which depict the capital’s landscapes, people, hallmark architectural structures, historical events, and artworks.Thuy hand-picked the photos and printed them on a special type of ceramic herself before affixing them to the structure’s base. Surrounding the structure are four benches which are also coated with ceramic and adorned with carvings of the capital’s hallmarks.Next to the sculpture is a mural coated with over a million small ceramic cubes. The mural vividly portrays blooming lotuses and waterfowls and is reminiscent of Tay Lake’s signature lotuses, which have been shrinking in numbers in recent years.

About Designer

Nguyen Thu Thuy- a visual artist based in Hanoi (b.1971) and general director of New Hanoi Arts Co.,Ltd. She is a founder and design leader of Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural (HCM) project, which won the Guinness World Records certificate for the largest ceramic mosaic in the world in. After HCM project, Thu Thuy continues develop several public arts projects in Hanoi, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Truong Sa and Da Nang. Thu Thuy, who has a clear understanding of the role of art in the community, continues to pioneer in creating public pieces that resonate with local people as well as international guest