Working in different media has always characterized my art making. Arriving in Boston from Israel more than ten years ago, I focused mainly on video and drawing. My subject matters revolved around my immigration experience, but not necessarily in a direct way. For example, imagery based on maps or satellite pictures appears in several works: the videos ‘Globe’ (2003) and ‘Round N’ Round’ (2010) or the triptych painting, Rafael (2005).
My recent body of work, ‘Where I Come From, Where I Am’, is my first attempt to connect to the local landscape and architecture, which are vastly different from those in Israel. In this series I started drawing and painting evergreen trees, which once dominated my urban landscape paintings of Jerusalem. Then slowly I started incorporating other local New England trees (oak and maple) and gradually added some architectural elements (lamp posts, edges of buildings). I still use imagery from Israel alongside the local images, mixing the yearning for my past with the longing to be part of the present.
Darkness Turns Me On
2015, Oil and Acrylic On Canvas, 26 x 28"
Piano In The Dark
2015, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 36 X 54"
2005, Acrylic on Canvas, 3 X 4' each