my art I work to uncover two different sides of the same
I chose to work using tar because it enables me to depart from conventional painting. As a material I found tar rich and direct. The crude nature of tar enhances my attempt to deconstruct the idealized representations of my images.
In this series of work I portray the city of Jerusalem. My challenge is to depart from the idealised images of Jerusalem as solely a 'holy city' and confront the polar oppositions - both the light and the dark sites that the city holds.
I lived in Jerusalem and now Jerusalem lives within me. As a student in Jerusalem I was always moved by the mystical sense that wraps the city. A city that is absorbed in the past and yet wakes up daily to the controversy and intensity of the present.
In this series of work (Oil paint & tar on board and Plexiglas) I portray the city of Jerusalem as a city of contrasts: where polarity and unity, darkness and light, war and peace, secular and holy, the past and the present all blend together.