Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ayelet Amit

Yellow Badge Israeli artThe picture titled Yellow Star, holocaust and revival, is courtesy of artist Ayelet Amit that sent me several similar works and wrote to me that (my translation):
The works were made while I was searching for the roots of personal identity as a subject that I decided to focus in. The work on the creation of a print is for me, in general, half spontaneous and so, from the attempt to create a star of David with borders which are not sharp there appeared a work that was definitely a yellow patch. The remaining parts around it, the decision on colorfulness of the other layers and the changing of their position inside every item in the series erupted from within my soul during the process of creation until the result, which in my eyes expresses a departure from a situation of distress to a situation of growth.
Copyrights: Ayelet Amit 2007.

Amili Gelbman

Yellow Badge Israeli artThis photo of a Yellow Star in a painting titled “daddy” is courtesy of visual artist, Amili Gelbman. Size: 40x40 cm. Amili wrote to me that it is about her late father, Nachman Avnon, holocaust survivor, whose family was killed by the Nazis. It is full with symbols and meanings that describe his life.

Copyright: Amili Gelbman

Israel Is Each One of Us

Magen David Israeli artI asked Dan Ben-Arye to publish an add on his web site and call the artists in the artist’s village Ein-Hod to send me photos of works that deal with the Magen David. Dan Ben-Arye published [in Hebrew] a very successful add because soon afterwards artist Dan Chamizer sent me three of his works. The one here has a mirror in the center of the Israeli flag, instead of a Magen David. The idea is that “Israel is you”, because each holder of this work that looks in that mirror sees himself. Dan Chamizer gave this work the title "The flag is who you are"
Wood, plaster, mirror 100X50 cm.
IMHO this should be a commercial product and Israelis who will buy it will remember that they do not need to blame the Prime Minister for all their troubles because Israel is not the Prime Minister – Israel is each one of us!

Copyrights :Dan Chamizer 2007