Land Art Project
Fujairah - The Valley of Peace
Land art is the creation of art presented directly in the landscape, sculpting the land into earthworks or making structures using natural materials found in the landscape such as rocks or twigs. Land art is one of the oldest forms of visual art, from the Nazca lines in the Peruvian desert or the etched rock Giant of Atacama in Chile.
These works of land art are fascinating and tremendously moving to see it.
The Fujairah - Valley of Peace project is one of the most ambitious 21st century site-specific land art ventures of its kind. It will be an evolving land art installation located in the Emirate of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, that will attract visitors from all over the world.
As a site-specific project, it will utilize the geographic position and abundant natural resources of Fujairah to create a unique, monumental work of art in the mountains, combining rock, sand, wind, and air. The art work will comprise only non-representational, abstract forms inspired by the natural landscape, giving full respect to the tradition of Islamic art. Both timeless and timely, it will emphasize permanence and strength by harnessing Fujairah's sublime expanses of mountain and desert.
With Simon Brook as artistic director, Fujairah - The Valley of Peace is an ongoing project that Brook will supervise and manage in collaboration with the Emirate of Fujairah.
The enormity of the project means that it will take decades to reach its final state. Once complete, however, the 4x6 kilometre valley will be a timeless and indelible landmark in a symbolically resonant area of outstanding natural beauty.
Fujairah - The Valley of Peace strengthens the Emirate's ambition to become a leading world destination for arts and culture. The project will serve to attract an unprecedented number of visitors to Fujairah from all parts of the world. It will also render eternal the vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the progressive ruler who has facilitated Fujairah's reputation as a centre for the arts, natural beauty, and peace and his son, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi.