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Kamen Tanev
Kamen Tanev
Born in 1973, Kamen
studied fine art and
sculpture in Sofia,
Bulgaria. He has taken
part in sculpture
symposia in Bulgaria,
France, Italy, Germany,
Austria and Israel,
winning prizes at many
of them. He has also
exhibited widely and has
carried out a number of

Text courtesy of Celf Caerleon Arts
"The Bean"

Before starting, Kamen experimented with three ping pong balls. A rainy day towards the
beginning of the Festival gave him the idea that beans must grow well in Wales, so he has
created this triple seeded bean pod with its twisted, organic shape. He has never worked in
redwood before and is fascinated by the multi-coloured effect it gives. He'll finish by polishing
it to give a natural sheen.

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