Thursday, July 12, 2007

Several Words about the Star of David

By Aviva Beigel.
[my translation, zeevveez]

As an artist who works with emblems and searches for their significance I discovered at first the five-pointed-star and started adding it to my works.
Later I searched for its Hebrew parallel; I found it in the Star of David which looked to me, from the aspect of its shape, to be more complete because of the fact that it consists of two intersecting triangles.
The Magen David began to penetrate into my works in an unconscious way, if due to its connection to the Israeli flag or due to its connection with our past as Jews in the Holocaust: The yellow patch.
As far as I am concerned in my works it serves somewhat like a stamp, or additional signature, it indicates my self-identity, personal and national.

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