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Yasmina HeidarFALLING LEAF

Yasmina Heidar
EGYpt (1978)

glass and Portoro Marble

This sculpture is made up of two parts, the upper part in glass and the lower part in Portoro marble, a dark polychrome marble found only in the Portovenere area (La Spezia). The semi-abstract shape of the leaf lies obliquely on the marble as if it had just fallen from one of the trees in the park. The leaf motif had already been used within the Park by Key Nakamura (LINK), but in Heidar’s work it is a central element combined with a sense of arrested movement. The central opening and the relative transparency of the glass, contrasting with the dark tones of the marble, give the work a sense of lightness that suits the concept well. This perception of lightness is even more significant if you consider that the artist used more than 550 kilograms of glass to create the shape of the leaf!
The seasonal rhythms of the surrounding forest are also echoed conceptually and create a harmonious dialogue between art and nature, underlining the central theme of the Park itself.

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Yasmina Heidar
EGYpt (1978)


Born in 1978 in Alexandria, Egypt, Yasmina Heidar initially pursued a career in music, teaching piano before receiving a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alexandria in 2000. This was followed by a Diploma in Sculpture in 2002 and a Master’s in Glass Sculptural Techniques in 2005, which led to a scholarship to pursue a doctorate in Visual Arts and Performance at the Fine Art Academy, Carrara, Italy in 2006-2007. In 2009 she obtained the doctorate in sculpture at the University of Alexandria. From 1996 on she took part in several exhibitions in Egypt, Turkey, Germany and Italy.
The dominant materials in her work are marble and glass, which enable her to create a range of visually rich, dynamic sculptures.



By paved road from Siena, take the SP408 to Ponte a Bozzone. Turn left at the church and follow the signs for Pievasciata / Sculpture Park. We are about 15 km from Siena.


The walk round the Park is about 1,5 km and it is suitable for baby buggies and wheelchair users. Upon request we offer a tour of the Park in an electric buggy for those with mobility issues. Contact us for further information.


Open every day (including Sundays and holidays) from 10am to 6pm. Last entry one hour before closing.

Tickets: €10 adults | € 5 reduced – under 18 yrs | Free 0-4 yrs

Booking is not necessary. The Chianti Sculpture Park APP – available for free on Apple Store and Google Play Store – is an excellent audio guide!


Groups of more than 12 people are asked to book entry in advance, to facilitate organisation.

Guided tours are available in Italian and English upon reservation.


The visit to the Park lasts an hour and a half on average and it is absolutely suitable for children! Our four-legged friends are welcome providing they are kept on a lead and any ‘deposits’ are removed! The park does not have a restaurant, but we will be happy to recommend some restaurants that can be reached by car in a few minutes. A picnic area is available.

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Strada provinciale 9, 48
53019 Pievasciata - Castelnuovo Berardenga (Si)
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