The Sitting Lioness statue was created as a design for a five-meter monumental statue that would enliven and thematically complete the Parukářka hill (the highest peak in Prague) in the specific Prague district of Žižkov. The theme reflects the strong (somewhat self-ironic) patriotism of the rebel, mostly working-class district, which has always been critical of the ruling establishment. The distinctive ornamental relief on the surface of the sculpture was originally created for technological reasons, ie as an acknowledged supporting metal skeleton for attaching wrought copper plates, but eventually became an element that makes a simple sculptural theme a magical object reminiscent of Egyptian or Assyrian archaeological artifacts.
The next SCULPTURE LINE festival will again introduce you to sculptures and art objects of leading home and international artists in the "open air" gallery.
The purpose of the exhibition is to enhance and enrich the public space, to offer a new look to cities and to the works of art, both for the inhabitants and for the visitors.
We invite you to the streets. Join the Line, enjoy the Line!