Monday, May 19, 2008

Lowest Moral Place In The History Of The World

Israeli ART, Yellow Badge
Photo is courtesy of intuitive painter Rachel Ben Hur.
Copyright: Rachel Ben Hur 2008
Currently 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.

Size: 30 cm x 30 cm

Technique: Photo processed in Photoshop and printed on canvas.

Title: Mother, life is infinite

Artist’s Caption: sunrise over the Dead Sea, and the Bulgarian equivalent of the yellow badge – the yellow button. The button belonged to my mother who lived in Bulgaria during WWII. She went to visit her husband. The train she was on was full with Germans. She was afraid that the button might clearly indicate that she's a Jewess and tore it off.

The Dead Sea along with Holocaust memories makes an interesting combination: it’s name reminds us of the 6,000,000, and that it is the lowest place in the world hints to the Nazi’s lowest MORAL place in the history of the world.

Alan Miller, What A Patriotic Shirt

Magen David T-shirt

Photo of a Magen David T-shirt from the street festival on Dizengoff

Copyright: Alan Miller 2008

Inside the Zero

Birthright Israel magen David logo
Birthright Israel magen David logo inside the zero of the number 60, which represents Israeli 60th Independence Year

Thanks For Writing About My Project

Ruth Abrams wrote on Mar 24th, 2008 in Interfaith Family under the title

Web 2.0 Gives Us a Look At Some Jewish Art:

Among others, I’ve been following an Israeli photographer and blogger, Ze’ev Barkan, who posts and links to images of the Star of David. I was thinking about how many little Jewish children, especially those who are hungry for more Jewish knowledge, will look for “Jewish stars” wherever they can find them. It’s a way of feeling visible as a Jew in a society that might not see Jews. Sometimes the stars in Ze’ev’s set overlap with images from other cultures, which is great for use on our site, where we celebrate interfaith families’ varied ways of sharing of heritage and history from both sides of their families.

Thanks Ruth, for your warm words about my project- you made my day!