“I’m Not” is a grand, visual statement: a graphic manifesto that celebrates independence and stands in defiance against a world that increasingly blurs boundaries and denigrates tradition. Over one thousand porcelain fish, each one hand-made and hand-painted, are suspended as a response to the world of plastic mass production. The fish swim en masse in schools, with each fish sticking to its own kind, suggesting an isolation from, or perhaps even exclusion of, the other. There is a sense of a massive surge, an aquatic stampede of blind conformity. Somewhere in this teeming, undulating sea of porcelain there is one lonely fish swimming in the opposite direction.
Presented at the 2019 Jerusalem Biennale. Now permanently installed at the Israel Aquarium in Jerusalem.