The work includes a pair of cast glass (crystal) hands holding red sand lying on an old shovel. Part of the multi layered talk of the work, begins with the choice of materials: The glass as an anti matter and the iron and earth as the primordial materials. The composition is somehow “wrong” with the powerful hands not holding the working tool, but rather lay on it, holding the red earth in a sort of offering. In the Israeli and Jewish culture, the spiritual connection to the land is based on the ancestral right, and God’s promise to inherit it. Makom (Makom=place in Hebrew) being one of the names of God. The work also reflects, the current geopolitical situation, that holds within it meanings of existential struggle and danger. The relationship with the earth, land, has always been an indispensible part of the human existence and holds metaphorical issues that touch the viewer, emotionally and intellectually.
Detail, Makom, 2010 Cast glass, shovel and red soil, 45 x 25 x 15 cm