Sri Lanka art project

On January 1993, Frank Liefooghe a Belgium performance artist from Gent, Belgium, celebrated his 50th birthday with a floating exibition for the coast of Sri Lanka. 
Frank Liefooghe and his team, painted 1200 square meter of sails divided over 50 catamarans used by the local fisherman
It was a great vieuw to see the complete art work sailing along the coast.
But what was very interesting and totaly unexpected, was the fact that their fishing results went up more the a hundred procent. They thought Frank put pure magic on their sails.

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time.  It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.  Within a mere area of  65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.

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