JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today American artist David Datuna presented his rendition of the flag of the Saudi Arabia to His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al Faisal, the Governor of the Western Provence, as a gift from the Americans to the people of Saudi Arabia. Rich in symbolism and done in David's iconic style, this mixed media sculpture is the artists' call for closer human ties between our nations, with art paving the way to better understanding, acceptance, and unity.
The Governor accepted the artwork on behalf of King Salman, thanked David for a thoughtful work, and said that High Royal Highness "will be pleased with it," marking an important moment in the US-Saudi relations.
With over six months in the making, this project was done in close cooperation and with support from the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the Ministry of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia.
Says David: "In an increasingly hostile and divisive world art needs to become an integral part of diplomacy. Art is free of judgement and is the most fluid form of communication. It empowers people to share ideas without prejudice, embrace the differences and find common ground despite them.
I am grateful to the wonderful staff at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information for sharing that vision and helping me to extend this gift on behalf of my fellow Americans in hope of a better future for our children.
That is why my 11-year-old son is here to present "Saudi Arabia – Viewpoint of Billions" together with me. He believes that his generation of Americans and Saudis will have a genuinely close connection and wants to be a part of that process. His dream is to meet the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman who is called a "Harbinger of Hope to Saudi Youth.""
About David Datuna:
David Datuna is a Smithsonian-recognized, New York-based artist, focused on the convergence of art and social consciousness. He is most widely known for his international work in advancement of individual freedom and unity.
For information about the artist visit www.datuna.com
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