Sounds of the Elements

Hanna Jubran
Grimesland, NC

Stainless steel, bronze, aluminum
180″ x 96″ x 24″

Photos by Mary Anne Redding

Unfurling Rising by David Boyajian
Unfurling Rising by David Boyajian
Unfurling Rising by David Boyajian

Artist Comments

Sounds of the Elements is from a series of sculpture that deals with the concept of the four elements, Earth, Water, Fire and Wind in our universe on the micro to the macro level. It expresses the cycle of life and its elements, growth and continuum. There is a strong interplay of shape, form, space and colors. The wind moves the stainless steel and bronze rods creating rhythmic music. It is the sound of the wind and the elements, the invisible force I am capturing. The cool reflective surface of stainless steel is a strong contrast with the warm bronze sections.  These elements are seen in a variety of forms shapes and colors as well as the wind in nature. They are ever changing.

The nature of my goals for art is to reflect my own aesthetic views, concepts and sincerity of expression. My journey began when I left my hometown of Jish, Israel in 1967. My vision, goal and dream is to become an active voice out of this relatively invisible place. Therefore, there is no choice but to continue my intended journey and to give to my community in the East and West a feeling of accomplishment and pride. I am emotionally motivated to be creative and a contributor to humanity. For me sculpture and research is an opportunity I cannot ignore.

About the Artist

Hanna Jubran received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a Sculpture Professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Hanna’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. The work does not rely on one media to evoke the intended response, but takes advantage of compatible materials such as wood, granite, steel, stainless steel, iron and bronze.

Jubran regularly participates in international art shows, competitions and symposiums. Some of his most recent activities are: The creation of “A Monument to a Century of Flight” in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; The International Sculpture Biennale, Chaco, Argentina; The Elements of the Earth Symposium at Pedvale Sculpture Park, Sabile, Latvia, The International Wood carving Symposium, St. Blasien, Germany; The International Sculpture Symposium in Pirkkala, Finland; Tultepec, Mexico Monumental Sculpture Symposium; The international sculpture symposiums in: Jish, Israel; Ma’llot, Israel; Cayo Largo, Cuba; Granby, Canada; Kemijarvi, Finland; The international Sculpture Symposium and Conference in Europas Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania and The Toyamura International Sculpture Biennial at Toyamura Japan-where he received semi-grand prize. Every symposium Hanna participates in, the sculpture created is retained as part of the town or organizations permanent collection. Jubran is consistent in his pursuit of creating enjoyable sculptures for private and corporate collections.

For more information: hannajubran.com