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2006, mild and salvage steel

Achmed bows to and is grounded to the Earth in a posture of humility. His connection to the Earth is magnified in the exaggerated scale of his hands. His form is executed with delicate and dynamic patterns along with illustrative symmetry.

He debuted at Burning Man in 2006 and returned in 2007. He has been on exhibit at Symbiosis, 2009, Nocturnal, 2009 and Electric Daisy Carnival, 2010 and made a number of appearances at The Oakland Art Murmur through 2012.

During the years in between, he stood on exhibit at American Steel Studios, creating awe and inspiring interaction with the local community and passersby.

In 2012, Achmed, along with six other large scale sculptures, became part a permanent exhibit at Reserva do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

height : 6’
weight : 6 tons (US)
footprint : 8’ x 22’
installation : Variable reach forklift or small capacity crane
engineering : Free-standing