We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.
Monday, 28 December 2015
"Opuntia ficus-indica" is a species of cactus that has long been a domesticated crop plant important in agricultural economies, but for me it has a link to Israel in a special way.
In Hebrew, the plant is referred to as sabra. This led to the popular use of the term Sabra to refer to an Israel-born person, alluding to the fruit and the people alike being tenacious and thorny ("rough and masculine") on the outside but sweet and soft (delicate and sensitive) on the inside.
I choose to conclude my year's series with this plant.