A massive 3-metre book weighing more than 300 kilograms has been installed in the centre of the Croatian city of Šibenik today.
Whilst most cities and towns across Croatia have Advent at the moment, Šibenik has Adventure, which will host events until January. The book “Flora Dalmatica”, created by local artists, is the main attraction of Adventure in Šibenik, Grad Šibenik reported.
“The attention of visitors to this year’s Adventure will be attracted by the central decoration “Visiani’s time machine”, placed at the fountain in the middle garden of Visiani park. It is a dedication to the great Šibenik scientist and botanist Robert Visiani and the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the publication of his life’s work – the collection “Flora Dalmatica”. I commend those who participated in the initiation and production of this work of art, which I hope will find its place in the city and will be exhibited after Adventure,” said Dino Karađole, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Šibenik.
Hrvoje Jelković, coordinator of the Association “Kolektiv 4B”, said the installation was the join effort of artists, creatives, experts and lovers of the city.
“The book was made and painted by Danijel Hrg, Branka Grubić, Josip Bačelić, Zvonimir Vila and Slaven Blaće. The graphic design of the time machine and the design of the visual identity of the anniversary is created by a young designer from Šibenik, Lucija Grubić. The texts were created in cooperation with the Museum of the City of Šibenik and the Association of Tourist Guides Mihovil, and members of the associations Fotopoetika and Š.U.M. Photos of old Šibenik were provided by the magazine “Volim Šibenik”. This is a project of togetherness, cultural cooperation and networking of Šibenik’s creative forces, to the pride of their city. This is the meaning of the existence of our Collective. That is why we thank the management of “Adventure”, the City of Šibenik and the Tourist Board for trusting us and giving us the opportunity to engage in such a project,” he said.
The Mayor of Šibenik, Željko Burić, thanked the artists and creators of Šibenik, the authors of the “Visiani Time Machine” decoration, for another successful work.