Friday, January 4, 2013

Not for jumping on

Walk across Safra Square, the Jerusalem Municipality complex, and be surprised!

The pillow sign said "Touch me"  so right away I touched it, only to discover, rather sheepishly,  that it was hard as rock.
Only then did I see the rest of it:
Concrete cushion installation  -- Smadar Carmeli

Around the corner there were more.
A whole plaza of deceptive cushions!

Here is a little video of the installation being set up and enjoyed.
Even Mayor Barkat tries out a cushion.


Norma Ruttan said...

thanks for sharing the video! how creative and joyous the cement (or is it concrete? I'm never sure.) pillows look! I noticed different aged people were enjoying sitting on them.

Anonymous said...

What funny idea. Would look indeed much better if concrete would wear alike.
Yes, way too inviting to jump from one to the other though ;)

Hilda said...

Goodness, even enlarged they look like real cushions! Amazing work!

katney said...

That is very funny!

Kay said...

Oh wow! That's very deceptive! I've never seen anything like it before. What fun art!

Robin said...

Those are amazing! Such a cool idea!

richies said...

Life is often not what meets the eye.

Happy New Year!

An Arkies Musings

VP said...

I'd like to start a pillow war against the author!

Sara said...

They certainly look soft and cushiony. And if I'm not mistaken (?), I seem to recall that the Hebrew word for "soft" sounds a lot like "rock" which I always found intriguing. It seems to fit these whimsical cement sculptures perfectly.

Dina said...

Friends, I love your comments here. What fun!

Sara, that's great how you played with the Hebrew here. Right, in Hebrew "rach (or rakh)" means soft.

Norma, cement is the powder that comes in 60-pound bags. After carrying a few at Heifer Ranch with the last of my strength, I will never forget which is cement and which is concrete. ;)