Laguna Beach resident, Ron Taybi, Utilizing unsurpassed craftsmanship, paired with a background in engineering, he creates provocative fine art, architectural art, and furniture of masterful symmetry and design. His inspirational pieces cultivate powerful international reaction. After attending California Polytechnic State University in Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley, earning degrees in both chemical engineering and business management, Ron Taybi decided to pursue his cherished artistic career. His dedication to the creation of genuinely inspiring artwork, paired with his educational background, are instrumental to his artistic success.
The eve of the Closing Ceremony in Sochi event had private arts, press unveiling gala, complementary drinks, appetizers from Grill Cafe Mediterranean Grill, and featuring live ballet from the South Coast Ballet Theatre group, and live classical music. The Ballerina is a very graceful figure. He named it 'Gracious — the Beacon of Peace.' The reason he called it that is because it represents as a token of appreciation to Sochi for being hospitable and bringing the people of the world together in peace and brotherly competition and sportsmanship giving us a glimpse of what the future world is going to be like when we are at peace.
“Gracious – Beacon of Peace” has been accepted by the Olympic host city and will be placed on the roadside entrance near Sochi's brand new Ballet Museum at “Nadezhda” villa, a former home of Russian ballet patron Sergei Khudekov. Gracious is the first large-scale, international, art endowment, since the Statue of Liberty in 1886. 23-feet tall, 18-feet long, 8,000+ pounds, 1,000+ pieces of steel and LED Light Illumination. Ron Taybi, founder of the Irvine-based metal works studio, Rami Designs present Gracious and also attended was Mayor of Irvine, Sukhee Kang. For more info on the artist and his work, here is the link, Ron Taybi.
Photos by Elliott McKenzie
Published on Feb 23, 2014