|Cover of November/December 1991 issue by artist: Leonid Tishkov, "Certificate of Design Excellence," Print magazine|
LEONID TISHKOV. BASED ON THE IDEAS OF VERA MUKHINA.
2009-2016. Bronze, metal, LEDs.
“Diver-Lighthouse” was devised by a famous Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina who became widely known for her “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman” monument, constructed in 1937. The size of the sculpture in a form of the lighthouse was supposed to reach over 40 meters and be located on the rocky cost of the Black Sea in Crimea but wasn’t embodied. Contemporary artist Leonid Tishkov implemented this avant-garde idea as the public art object dedicated to Russian divers.