A Delicate Balance

2012 / 3D

A site specific installation made originally for the  “Matronita”  exhibition at the Museum of Art in Ein Harod, Israel in 2012. Viewers had to walk through it in order to travel from one gallery to the next. Suspended from iron rods are two clay scrolls; one a tractate  from the traditional Talmudic Judicial system and  the other, an article from the contemporary Israeli newspapers.

The experience of walking through the installation is a metaphor for living in Israel, trying to move forward without breaking with our past, balancing tradition with modernity. Carelessness created breakage and loss. The incomplete state of the artwork suggests the current state of the country.

This will be re-installed for the second Jerusalem Biennale of Jewish Art in Jerusalem, September, 2015