Jenny Rossen, a western-Australian born artist and founder of Jenny the Sandcastle Girl
To celebrate the launch of Sunset Mall, Dubai Investment Properties today announced that it is all set to host a 7-days long Sandcastle event. The fun event starts on 15th December, 2011, which is also the scheduled date for mall opening. Internationally acclaimed and multi- award winning Sand-sculptor Jenny Rossen has been roped in to showcase her meticulous talent of building dreamlike sandcastles inside the mall. The event has an interesting lineup of free sandcastle workshops for all the visitors and storytelling sessions for kids.
The chance to spend time building sandcastles and open up a world of make-believe is something most people can only do on days out to the beach. But, for Jenny Rossen, a western-Australian born artist and founder of Jenny the Sandcastle Girl. “It's a passion that grew into something very lucrative”- quips Jenny. One Sand castle led to another and it was not long before Jenny was getting her hands sandy and making walls, moats, bridges, and of course castles all over the world. “It is so much fun being a sand-sculptor; all you need is sand, water, magic and a little imagination”- said Jenny.
On exhibiting her talent at the inauguration of Sunset Mall, Jenny said-“Every sand castle is different, every sculpture unique. I am really looking forward to making the Castle for Sunset Mall, it will be a huge display, set by the window, made with just sand and water. I am going to weave in little lights to create the fairytale effect of tiny little people living inside.”
“Quite simply I make sand castles and teach children and families how to play in sand. Or should I say I remind people how to play with the sand,” said Jenny. “No matter what religion, class or nationality the simple joy of building sand castles crosses all boundaries.”
With the marvel of her unbelievable feat of artistry and engineering, Jenny will also be running sand castle workshops for all the visitors on the 15th 16th and 17thof December, 6pm to 10 pm. The participants will be taught the technique of making turrets out of sand. The best made turrets can even be a part of the main sculpture.
There will also be story telling sessions for children on the 18th 19th 20th and 21st of December from 4.30-5.30 pm. These will also include fun play activities for the little ones.
Speaking on the event, Mr. Deepak Chawla, Operations Manager at DIP said, -“We all are really excited and geared up for the launch of the mall and eagerly looking forward to the sandcastle event. See you all at Sunset Mall!!”