Wildlife confrontation in Jerusalem
From the notes of the artist
To observe Jerusalem is to be caught in an intricate puzzle. Its landscape is a complex vision of many meanings, which provide an endless kaleidoscope of further meanings – a mosaic of time…
My visual encounter with Jerusalem took place where the sky shimmers on the earth – on the line of its horizon. This horizon inspires my black and white woodcuts.
It is the animals that inhabit the air and earth in and around Jerusalem that have survived throughout its eras – a continuous lifetime throughout its long history. The confrontation in Jerusalem … has caused a perpetual conflict between the indigenous predators and their prey. Those animals are the focus of my work - The confrontation in Jerusalem.
This work is based on the portfolio Jerusalem 1967-1990 which I created on 1990, collaboration with distinguished Israeli poet, the late Yehuda Amichai.