A statue of broken glass and rubble was erected in Beirut Port in memory of the explosion. Lebanese artist Hayat Nazer, in the Port of Beirut in August. He placed a female statue opposite the explosion area where more than 180 people lost their lives.
The sculpture using the rubble and broken glass pieces resulting from the explosion. A broken clock is accompanied by a reminder of the time of the event.
In the Lebanese capital, Beirut Port, on August 4, a fire broke out in the warehouse number 12, where explosives were found, and then a very powerful explosion took place that shook the whole city.
More than 180 people lost their lives due to the explosion, thousands were injured and dozens of people disappeared. Many of the houses and buildings in the city were damaged.
Nazer said that while he was making the statue, he created the statue with the rubble and broken glass pieces left over from the houses after the explosion. However, the artist also added a broken clock figure that freezes at the moment of the explosion (18:08).
Lebanese artist Hayat Nazer has heard about the incident resulting from negligence and the resignation of the government. He placed a female statue opposite the explosion site to reflect the anger of the public.
Nazer, who is also an activist, made a statement on his social media account, “This statue represents what the government is doing to us. First they burned us, then we turned into ash, glass and piles of rubble. We will not let this happen again. We will not forgive and forget. We will rebuild Beirut and rise.”
The statue was placed on the site two days ago to celebrate the first anniversary of the protests across the country.