A Shadow on a Wall 2007

'The Shadow on a Wall' series was inspired by my early childhood sensations of touching the walls of my childhood home that was surrounded by a vineyard, wheat and pomegranate trees. During the fifties and sixties the immigrants in Israel lived in fast built accommodations and I remember leaning on the rough lime plaster of the outside walls that always left a white stain on my clothes.

Wheat, vine and pomegranates are part of the natural fruits of Israel. Since the state's independence a government planting project was initiated in order to make Israel green and its hills covered with forests. The fast-growing European Pine trees took the place of the local Oak trees.

I grew up and the trees became tall and covered the hills and walking through them pinecones covered the thick needle carpet. So, although traditionally there are seven holy kinds, I added an eight secular one - the pine cone - although it is not an addable fruit nor of Israeli origin.

 

I pondered upon nature that creates sudden movement and long-lasting stillness. A pine cone grows and suddenly falls and rolls and gets stuck in one place for years to come in one place. I wondered if it could be an allegory for human beings.

I built a plaster cover on canvases and wood simulating the walls of my childhood home and drew the fleeting shadows of the eight items.

This series was exhibited in the El-Kara Gallery in Daliat-El Carmel at 2007.

All the art works were sold to private collections in Ismael.

A Pine cone dancing Shadow, 100x120cm, the  Tubule-Ofer collection 

A Pine cone dancing Shadow, 40x40cm, private collection 

A Pine cone dancing Shadow, 80x80cm, private collection 

A Pine cone dancing Shadow, 20x30cm, private collection 

A Pine cone dancing Shadow, 100x110cm, private collection 

A Pine cone Shadow, 10x20cm, private collection 

A thorn dancing Shadow, 30x30cm, private collection 

A vine dancing Shadow, 100x120cm, private collection 

A vine dancing Shadow, 20x20cm, private collection 

A Tsabar dancing Shadow, 90x90cm, private collection 

Wild wheat dancing Shadow, 100x70cm, private collection 

Wild wheat and thorns dancing Shadow, 100x70cm, private collection 

Wild wheat dancing Shadow, 100x120cm, private collection 

Wild wheat dancing Shadow, 100x40cm, private collection 

Wheat on leaf Shadow, 30X50cm, private collection 

A pomegranat dancing Shadow, 100x70cm, private collection 

A pomegranate dancing Shadow, 100x100cm, private collection

A pomegranate dancing Shadow, 100x70cm, private collection

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