Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hedva Atlas Ben David, Yellow Patch

Yellow Patch israeli art

Photo is courtesy of Hedva Atlas Ben David. It was kept 65 years in her mothers album until Hedva found it and painted on it a large yellow star.

Copyright: Hedva Atlas Ben David 2008

Right now this work is taking part in the Yellow Holocaust Star Exhibit at Yigal Alon House, Safed, which started on 30-4-2008. Curator: Reli Wasser. View Album

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Size:4A

Technique:Mixed media

Hedva Atlas Ben David is an artist and a teacher. Born in Haifa, Israel

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Jennifer Gottschalk, Yellow Badge

Yellow Badge contains the names of 1,692 Shoah victims

Photo is courtesy of Jennifer Gottschalk 

Copyright: Jennifer Gottschalk 2008

Right now this works is taking part in the Yellow Holocaust Star Exhibit at Yigal Alon House, Safed, which started on 30-4-2008. Curator: Reli Wasser. 

“Yellow Badge" contains the names of 1,692 Shoah victims sourced from the online Yad Vashem database. The silhouette of the boy was taken from the famous "Warsaw Ghetto Photograph".

Jennifer Gottschalk was born in South Africa and currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand. The idea for this work came from Zeev Barkan, who runs this blog.


Sabina Saad, Yellow Star

Sabina Saad, Yellow Badge israeli art

Photo is courtesy of Sabina Saad

Copyright: Sabina Saad 2008

Right now this works is taking part in the Yellow Holocaust Star Exhibit at Yigal Alon House, Safed, which started on 30-4-2008. Curator: Reli Wasser.

Size: 70cm x70cm

Technique: Acrylic on material

Sabina Saad is a Second generation of holocaust survivors.

She wrote:

The yellow star, a small piece of material that marked the Jews, took on a wide-ranging significance and sealed destinies. Thus I chose to draw an enlarged yellow star such that the canvas could not contain it. Had I the possibility, I would have drawn it the size of a stadium, but that too would not have been enough to encompass the immense horror that the yellow star symbolizes.

Shalom (Peace) Flag

Star of David replaces the letter oThe Star of David replaces the letter "o" in the word “Shalom” (Peace) on a flag made by an Evangelical group. Photo was taken at the Muchraka (Carmel, Haifa, Israel) 10 may 2008. Copyright: Alan Miller 2008