350 EARTH: Cairo, Egypt
26 November 2010 -- Over 100 youth trekked out to the desert to create a giant "solar scarab" as part of the 350 EARTH planetary art show. In ancient Egyptian culture the Scarab was associated with rebirth and regeneration and was often depicted on temple walls pushing the ball of the sun across the sky – causing the succession of night and day. Using the scarab and the sun in this art piece is both a reminder of the integral part the sun has always played in Egyptian history, and a call for re-examining our modern relationship to this most abundant source of clean energy.
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