He had set up a museum 15 years ago in a place he rented in the downtown district of China, and contained many sculptures, some of which were damaged at the beginning of the war after being exposed to fire, which Al-Qudsi had to take to his home in Al-Manakh hot. The aim of the establishment of the museum was to deliver a message to the world that the Yemenis are not murderers or retarded And that they are creative and people of civilization are deep in history.
The museum currently contains 132 masterpieces that reveal a long experience in which the forty-sixth year-old man completes his talent in sculpture, which he practiced since his childhood, specifically at the age of twelve. He continues to work with passion despite the lack of support and modest capabilities that prevented the completion of many figures of giant archaeological monuments Throughout the country, this sculptor exceeds the neglect and marginalization of successive governments and local authorities in the governorate for decades, as well as the deterioration of economic and living conditions due to the conditions witnessed in the country and Taiz for the sixth consecutive year.
Resistance to frustration
Frustration crept into himself after many years of playing the strings of creativity and could not hide his complaint and complain of neglect and marginalization for him and other Yemeni talents. He denied receiving any official support or encouragement, indicating that the neglect of successive governments prevented his arrival in the world, and stated that he had received in In 1992 an invitation to participate in one of the exhibitions organized in the French capital Paris and travel was canceled at the time because he refused to pay the amount of 300 thousand riyals he had been asked at Sanaa airport.
Encouragement and support comes from foreign ambassadors and journalists, while at the local level he is reaped nothing but sarcasm and ridicule of his work. What he cannot forget is that he mocks the facilities of the former Prime Minister, Abdul Qadir Ba Jamal, who mocked his work in which he participated in an exhibition organized by the Al-Saeed Foundation in 2003 in The city of Taiz and opened it with beauty. The art of sculpting for Al-Qudsi, who works in contracting, is a talent and a hobby that does not bring any income to him and begins with an idea that is generated in his mind, followed by the design and sculpting process in which he spends his spare time and expands with his quitting chewing qat for nearly 20 years.
Although he did not receive a formal education, he acquired reading and writing during his childhood from one of the writers in his village “Quds”, and he has his daily activities on the social network Facebook, along with his political activity as a member of one of the Yemeni parties. He talks to “Balqis” about details related to sculpting Antiques that are implemented after careful engineering design.
And the process of sculpting goes through several stages, starting with creating the shape of the model using the hammer and Al-Sharni, followed by the process of filing and polishing by means of the caller, using the feather to highlight the features of the masterpiece up to the sanding process.
Al-Qudsi engages in his art with primitive and modest hand tools, and although it maintains the traditions of art and its identity and gives it a unique flavor and taste, it only makes one stereotype take six days of work. It shows a remarkable interest in his works, which occupy a high position in himself and a great value to him as being the brainchild of his ideas, which does not differentiate The man between her and his children.
And he boasts of his works, which he says are diverse and not limited to a province only, and cover the fields of culture, archeology, politics, tourism, economics and sport. The museum’s contents embody archaeological holdings and ancient historical monuments in the various provinces of the country. Bab Musa, the Great Gate, the Husayniyyah Dome, the Abd al-Hadi al-Sudi Mosque, the al-Mudhafar Mosque, and the lighthouse of the Mu`adh bin Jabal Mosque in the city of Taiz, along with the Gate of Yemen, Dar al-Hajar, and other landmarks in the capital Sana’a, Hosn al-Ghawizi and the tomb of the Prophet Hood In Hadhramaut, along with landmarks in the transitional capital, Aden, and other governorates.
The museum includes sculptures of antique collectibles, ancient weapons that include swords and daggers in addition to foreignness, and it is a traditional weapon that Yemenis adorn, and it is one of the works he carried out in the early nineties of the last century along with a number of works that showcase the development of weapons to all kinds of aircraft and missiles.
The most prominent historical and contemporary stations witnessed in Yemen are documented with stones, including the twenty-sixth of September and the fourteenth of October, up to the youth revolution on the eleventh of February 2011 and the national dialogue conference that followed. The museum includes 15 sports bodies in addition to other works related to the national economy in particular Local industrial companies, which Al-Qudsi considers an encouragement for sports and local manufacturing.
around the world
Al-Qudsi has political visions, his own philosophy, and his various aspirations, the most prominent of which is the joining of Yemen to the Gulf Cooperation Council, based on the unity of language, culture, geography and interests, which is what this sculptor and his body see in a number of his works. And the figures of Islamic sanctuaries top the facade of the museum, which contains embodiments of monuments in number From the countries of the region, the region and the world. He also devotes a number of his sculptures to Palestine and its cause, which lives in a large Arab disappointment. He also provides space for flags of a number of countries and slogans for international media and Yemeni political organizations and international systems, including the Arab League.