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Environmental Sculpture in Berdiansk: the Blacksmith Olexander Shaposhnik

Nikolas likes to analyze the principles of the environmental sculpture in the zone of resort towns

Iron Wave, 2019

Blacksmiths

Blacksmiths

How Olexander Started

Seven years ago, he literary burst into the history of Berdiansk. For this short time, Olexander has been shifting to the native town festivals of blacksmiths Iron Wave. Also, there are his forged art objects, which became a new special appeal of the resort-town.

It all started in 2014. A.Shaposhnik on his initiative and from his materials was making small stoves for militants of checkpoints, near Berdiansk. From this time, the blacksmith has been producing more than 160 stoves against cold weather for the country's defenders.

Moreover, in 2014 the headmaster of Berdiansk Machine-Building Professional Lyceum Sergey Dudukalov watched the plot about the volunteer on the channel Yug. He proposed to him the work of a master on industrial training. After much reflection, having no pedagogical experience, Olexander agreed but stipulated that he would spend the festival of smith art based on the lyceum.

Bumblebee Without Comments

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Berdiansk Alley of Blacksmiths

At the very entrance to the Berdiansk Alley of Blacksmiths the three-meter Bumblebee stands which welcomes people in the Lyceum with the voice of transformer. If to raise your head you can admire the sophisticated arches. Further, the mini-copy of the Eiffel Tower, the bridge, first exhibit of the museum in the open air, decorates the square.

Alexander is a demonstrative example of a handyman. He is a welder, builder, car mechanical, and, of course, blacksmith.Since 2015, he instructs at the Berdiansk machine-building professional Lyceum. To teach students the specialty Hand Forging is his task and his vocation. For the creation of this square, the man was inspired by the Donetsk analog of forged figures that he visited in 2013. With time the forethought became possible.

The Alley of Blacksmiths is situated in the upland of the town, within the territory of Berdiansk machine-building professional Lyceum. This is an usual sleeper cell with apartment complexes and shops in the background of a beautiful landscape. The blacksmith does not consider the relocating of the allay in the more touristic zone. In contrast, he thinks that it will be more interesting for guests to leave the familiar center. New places for promenades will give new unforgettable impressions.

Participant of Many Festivals


The Berdiansk blacksmith becomes the guest and an indispensable participant of many festivals in the sphere of forging art. His enormous dragon is settled in the center of the Southern Ukrainian town, Mariupol. Moreover, the forged jackdaw, the symbol of Ivano-Frankivsk decorated the wall lamp in the square of this Western Ukrainian town. The special magazine Forging Workshop publishes regularly the works of Berdiansk master. By the way, there are three magazines of this type in the world only.

Logos of Different Masters as Results of Iron Wave

Logos

Logos

Mini Eiffel Tower and the Bridge

Mini Eiffel Tower

Mini Eiffel Tower

Fairy

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Isaac Newton

Within the territory of Berdiansk Pedagogical University, the forged apple tree of Isaac Newton "grew" recently in height of two meters as a symbol of scientific discoveries and achievements. Also, Aleksander Shaposhnik forged Sunflower. This is an original sign of our fruitful region with its hardworking people. Aleksander gave this work to the manufacturing works of agricultural machinery, Berdiansk Reapers with which the Lyceum has long good relations.

Apple Tree of Newton, Installation

Tree of Newton

Tree of Newton

Sunflower

Sunflower

Wedding Swans

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Dragon in Mariupol

Flying Reptile

Flying Reptile

The First Nail of the Blacksmith

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For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What subject did she tap for the first time?
    • Nail
    • Ring
  2. How many percent do women of sheet metal workers?
    • 10 %
    • 4 %
  3. Do people doubt her teaching abilities?
    • Yes, they do
    • No, they don't

Answer Key

  1. Nail
  2. 4 %
  3. No, they don't

Jellyfish Directed by Wind, one of the Latest Work

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