Paths III-Small collages

Series “Paths of Jewish History”

 
TRANSIT
24 x 30 cm
2016, picture No. 3508
textile collage, acrylic, indian ink
EXODUS
24 x 30 cm
2016, picture No. 3506
textile collage, acrylic, indian ink
MASADA
24 x 30 cm
2016, picture No. 3513
textile collage, acrylic, indian ink
Masada as a symbol of the Jewish desire for freedom
GOLGATHA
24 x 30 cm
2016, picture No. 3514
textile collage, acrylic, indian ink
SEARCHING FOR THE LOST HOME
24×30 cm
2016, picture No. 3510
textile collage, acrylic, indian ink
top: Diaspora
below: the destroyed temple
YIDDISH, DIASPORA
2 4×30 cm,
2016, picture No. 3511
 textile collage, acrylic, indian ink
HOME-LONGING
24×30 cm
2016, picture No. 3509
textile collage, acrylic, indian ink
top: Jerusalem
below: City of Odessa, Black Sea
SHADOWS AND LIGHT
24×30 cm
2016, picture No. 3516
textile collage, acrylic, indian ink
top: promised land,
the Wailing wall in Jerusalem
ON THE WAY
24×30 cm
2016, picture No. 3507
textile collage
TALLIT IV
24×30 cm
2016, picture No. 3512
textile collage
MONUMENTS
24×30 cm,
2016, picture No. 3515
textile collage, acrylic, indian ink
Key aspects of the art work:
Wailing wall, stone rosette at Hisham Palace, Jericho (West Bank, Israel), Hisham Palace/Qirbat al-Mafyar, the “chair of Moses”,
basalt block 3rd century AD Ghorazim, Israel, about 3 km north of Capernaum, Galilee
THE PATHS OF JEWISH HISTORY
24x30cm
2016, picture No. 3505
textile collage
key aspects of the art work: starting from the bottom on the right we can see the Garden of Eden (Pomegranate), the exodus from Egypt, the Red Sea, the migration, the Sinai Peninsula, the sacrifice of a ram (the Golden calf), the exile – North Africa, Arabic countries, Europe (commercial activity & permissible professions like tailor), the Shoah, the journey to America, diaspora
TALLIT II
looking for the Lost Home
(the lament of the Babylonian exile) 
60×50 cm
2007, picture No. 3502
linen, cotton, fabric, leather, ink, yarn
TALLIT I
60×50 cm
2007, picture No. 3500
linen, cotton fabric, leather, ink, yarn
Story of Levi Srauss
60×50 cm
2007, picture No. 3503nen, cotton linen, cotton, fabric, leather,
ink, yarn, sewing needles excerpts ,from original “Levis Jeans”

It reminds the observer consciously or unconsciously of striped patterns of the Jewish prayer cloth Tallit.
In the compositions, everyday and life stories mingle with symbols of “giving hands”, “Kosher”, Menora, Sabbath, Talmud, Tora – roles, Jerusalem and the sacred stones of the wall, the Red Sea, tombstones left behind and stories from the Bible, from generation Longing for a generation of abandoned home, lost place of ancestors.