Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dvora Morag, Decoration Committee

Stars of David appear on the work “Decoration Committee” by Dvora Morag.

Copyright: Dvora Morag 2008

Artist Dvora Morag teaches art at the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, The Kalisher campus, 5 Kalisher Street, Tel Aviv.

Technique: Black paper clips along with colorful cellophane papers inspired by the aesthetics of Hanukkah decorations of elementary schools in Israel.

Concept: The work deals with the Holocuast. It includes images borrowed from different sources. These images are part of the Israeli-Jewish and, actually, the human consciousness. Among these images we find the main building in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as well as the boy from Warsaw Ghetto, raising his hands.

Such images are tattooed into our minds during our early childhhod, mainly through education in elementary schools. Later they blend and create new connotations.

The above picture is a detail from the whole work, which can be zoomed in by clicking the All Sizes Command above each picture in Flickr.