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Public Art Sculpture Ministry of Infrastructure

Winning Proposal for the Ministry of Infrastructure funded competition for ‘Art in Public spaces’

‘Olive Twist’ is a Community Project in the Town of Żejtun, Malta. It is led and coordinated by the Local Council of Żejtun, Wirt iż-Żejtun, the Malta UNESCO Youth Association (MUYA) and the Danish & Maltese Architect and Artist Rune Bo Jakobsen.
The ‘Olive Twist’ sculpture is inspired by the organic growth and twisting movement of the ancient Olive trees deeply rooted in the culture of Żejtun. Reminiscent of the traditional Maltese silver filigree jewelry, the sculpture is a network of intertwining reflective stainless steel rods twisting and branching outwards. The sculpture will be the centre and catalyst for surrounding trees to be planted in the future embellishment of the Carlo Diacono Square in Żejtun.