Shop Windows 2000 - 2006
Waiting For a Date, 140x180 cm.
An unknown collection sold by the Tiroche auction house at 2004
There was a global prejudice concerning the 2000 new year's Eve. People expected changes in their lives. Some waited for the Massiah arrival. When a New York Jewish Gallery owner came to visit my studio in Zur -Hadasa I thought her visit was the expected change.
At that time, I painted Intifada scenes that hadn't been documented and she took all of them to exhibit them in Manhattan gallery. I traveled all the way to be present in the exhibition opening. She sold one painting, I took many photos of New York and continued my voyage to Paris and Amsterdam overwhelmed with the beauty of architecture and design of shop windows that looked as if they were theatre sets. Each shop window was a stage. When I finally returned home, I received a massage that the NY gallery owner had become bankrupt, turned homeless and all my Intifada paintings were taken by the Execution Office.
As my art was lost, I painted the colorful shop windowsfrom my photos the colorful shop windows and prepared to go through the biggest crisis in my life yet to come, my divorce.
For the next seven years I painted landscapes and shop windows and hosted tourist groups, telling them stories about paintings and my life. I also performed on stage woman dialogue storytelling on stage and developed a small children's theatre.
One day a woman in the audience expressed her idea that the shop windows show women's statues with missing limbs or heads and surely it expresses my divorced womanhood.
It did not occur to me till then that the Shop Window series has a symbolic layer that expresses my life in a theatrical way, and from then on every shop window I painted became a witness of my glare at momentary scenes symbolizing my distorted life.
So, this was the great change the 2000's have brought to my life.
Today I connect between this series and the 2D 3D space series and the lily pond series, as each painting is telling a little story behind a transparent screen.
Most of the paintings were not documented. They were purchased by Ulpaney Habira - The SBC TV studio offices in Jerusalem at 2004 and are exhibited in their stories lobbies.
Here you can view a small portion of this series.
The Restaurant and the Obelisk, 140x180 cm, the artist's collection
A Shop Window with Flowers, 140x180 cm, The artist's collection
Walking through Venice, 140x180 cm, The Haskel collection, Tel Aviv
The Policeman and the Women's Dress Shop, 140x180 cm, The artist's collection
Waiting for a Costumer, 140x180 cm. The artist's collection
Alone in a Restorant, 140x180 cm, The SBC collection
Waiting , 60x80 cm, The Yaakov Shmulevitch collection
A market street, 140x180 cm. The SBC collection
A Shop Window,120x100 cm. The artist's collection