Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Music of the spheres?

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 Satellite Dish, 1999-2000, by Ofra Zimbalista at the Omer Open Museum.


We have seen two other blue people of this artist: one lady with a flute and one holding a perforated umbrella.

12 comments:

William Kendall said...

That's a good use of something that otherwise doesn't get used anymore!

Hels said...

I had never heard of Omer. The Open Museum home page said they are located in the Tefen, Tel-Hai and Omer Industrial Parks. "Their location on the periphery, in the Galilee and the Negev, is not arbitrary; it is based on the long-held belief of Stef Wertheimer, the founder of both the industrial parks and the museums, that equilibrium between centre and periphery must be maintained".

Pretty radical, hey? How are they working out?

Karl Demetz said...

I like these blue musicians :)

Dina said...

Hels, I think they are doing just fine. Whatever industrialist Stef Wertheimer does, succeeds. He is a wonderful man, with vision, who cares about his employees and the people.
The Omer Open Museum is across the highway from the town of Omer.

Omer is a town just down the road from my town and about the same size, except Omer has a long history, with many "reincarnations." Read about it here:
http://www.nbn.org.il/gosouth/community_profile/omer/
and also at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omer,_Israel

And a new immigrant's personal account of the Omer Industrial Park here:
http://www.nbn.org.il/gosouth/a-day-at-the-omer-industrial-park/

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

Dina, you find the most interesting things to share with us! I love this~

VP said...

A funny way to display some artworks!

Gosia k said...

looks interesting

Kay said...

I like this one better than the blue lady.

Jael said...

Did not know that Zimbalista had those blue statues in so many places.
Here are the ones close to my home

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yOMXBZUno_4/VQWbLwi39EI/AAAAAAAAaK8/wi2VGXZbpbQ/s1600/siniset%2Bhahmot.JPG

Dina said...

Jael, thanks! Wow, you have a whole FAMILY of blue statues!

Jael said...

Dina;there is actually one more,but it can't be seen in that picture.

Kay said...

This is really quite an interesting sculpture.