Andrew Rogers is a famous Australian stone sculptor. However, unlike most stone sculptors, Rogers’ sculptures cannot be fully enjoyed by going to an exhibit at an art museum. Rather, Rogers’ works of art are designed to be seen from very far distances. If you are questioning what “very far distances” are, think like “outer space” far.
Rogers’ latest project, which recently opened in Cappadocia, Turkey, is called “Time and Space.” Rogers chose to give it that name because he believes that it will establish a bridge between the past and the future. This project took over 3 years to complete, and it required 11,000 tons of stone and the help of 230 people.
Of course, as you would expect, this extremely dedicated project was honored by regional authorities, as they truly appreciated all of the hard work and planning that went into this 3-year monstrosity. And believe it or not, they probably don’t even know the half of it.
Everything from the deeper meaning behind the stone sculptures to the choice of specific stones to use, Andrew Rogers planned out each little step from A-Z, and he and his group of people carried it out to near perfection.
“I attach a lot of importance to natural and historical tissue in places where I work. This is why I pay attention to reflecting the features of the region. Stones that I use in my sculptures are convenient for the fabric of the area. This is a very important factor,” he said.
By dedicating so much time and effort on this amazing work of art, Rogers has assured himself a spot as one of the most influential people in the modern-day history of Turkey.
Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a whole lot of a stone and a little bit of creativity?