Ukraine to unveil memorial to Steve Jobs

July 28th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A memorial to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be unveiled in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa.

A two-metre, hand-shaped steel memorial has a hole in the centre in the shape of the Apple’s trademark logo.

The 200-kg sculpture will be lit up in the evenings, city authorities said.

“I’ve watched all the videos with Steve and noted that he often gesticulated. He communicated with people with these gestures,” Kirill Maksimenko, an Odessa sculptor who made Jobs’s “Palm” with spare car parts and scrap metal, told news website

Among Maksimenko’s previous works are insects made of metal and the Iron Cheburashka, an installation featuring a popular Soviet animated cartoon character.

The IT Progress Fund in Russia has also launched a contest for the best idea for a Jobs memorial in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city.

“This can be any idea - a classical monument, steel, memorial plaque or even some kind of modern electronic installation,” the organisers said. The deadline for applications is Aug 6.

Soon after Jobs’s death Oct 5, 2011, a bronze monument to him was unveiled in Budapest, Hungary, while the tiny Brazilian town of Jundiai near Sao Paulo named a street after him.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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