Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Out on a limb

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You may have to enlarge this to see it is a bird. 


At the Artist's House of the Negev in the old part of Beer Sheva,  each of a handful of artists was given a dead tree and asked to give it life with art.
Now the trees are exhibited in the gallery's yard.


Ingrid Neuman called hers "Inyan shorshi," which could mean a matter of roots (or, of rootedness).
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(Linking to Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors  and to OurWorld Tuesday .)

13 comments:

Spiderdama said...

So special! I also like the great shadow in photo no 2

William Kendall said...

The addition of the bird sculpture feels quite natural for that withered tree, which is quite a beautiful thing in and of itself.

Alice said...

Is there any more information about the dead tree art? I love this.

Cloudia said...

Gotta say, they echo tombstones for me. Not my cup. . . . Your photos are interesting shadow studies though!




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Dina said...

Alice, shalom. Sorry, I couldn't find information online about the dead tree art project or this artist. I visited the gallery but briefly with a big guided group (a "Jane's Walk"). Will have to return alone with lots of time and ask questions. Stay tuned. :)

Love Happy Notes said...

Love the colors.

José Mendonça said...

This is fantastic! Love the top shot.

Dina, thank you for the link to the Portuguese cinema festival out there. Believe it or not, I haven't heard of it... Don't miss "Alice" if you have the chance. Hope the opening documentary makes justice to Fernando Pessoa's "Lisbon Guide".Coincidently, I recently offered the book to some British friends, it's wonderful!

Dina said...

Jose, probably I won't get up to Haifa or Jerusalem for the movies.
For whoever can, here is the information:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Portugal-Film-Week-celebrates-a-decade-of-movies-374603

and the schedule:
http://jer-cin.org.il/website/modules/films/Program.aspx?id=548

VP said...

A bit strange, but I can like it!

crystal said...

A great idea to turn dead trees into art. The bird looks a little scary to me, though :)

toby said...

I like that a lot! The perched bird is really cool :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i just love this!

Kay said...

This is such a wonderful idea. I wish I could see all the trees.