Sunburst by Hanna Jubran

Downtown Cleveland, Mississippi

Hanna Jubran is a Palestinian Arab Israeli sculptor, born in Jish, the upper Galilee, now residing in Grimesland, North Carolina. As a child in the mountains of Jish, he vividly remembers the “sun bursting over the mountains against the stark blue sky” and that precious childhood memory of his homeland serves as inspiration for his newest installation. Jubran’s work is expansive and his long, successful career has been marked with consistent themes. “My work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance and space,” he explains. “I want each sculpture I create to occupy and create its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. I do not rely on one media to evoke the intended response. Instead, I take advantage of compatible materials such as wood, granite, iron, or – as in this case with Sunburst – steel and bronze.”