October 26, 2014 / 22:18
photos by Shachar Fleischmann
The symbol of the monkey has disturbed and inspired many artists since ancient times. In European culture, monkey was considered to be a symbol of sin, of deceit, of desire for luxury and idleness. In the ancient Mysteries, the monkey were a condition of the person before he got the spirit. In the East, however, the symbol of the monkey has often meant exactly the opposite. For example, in Indian mythology, the monkey Hanuman, endowed with an extraordinary mind, was a wise adviser of the Monkey Tribe King and a faithful servant of Rama. In China, the monkey cry embodies a deep despair, while in the Chinese horoscope monkey is a symbol of fantasy, as it is usually the fastest to adapt to changing circumstances. The Chinese see in monkey a sharp mind, a good memory and a sense of humor. However, the Chinese monkey has its drawbacks as well. These are: laziness, narcissism, excessive emotionality, stealth and deceit.
The joint artwork of Nirit Dekel and Lena Revenko combines within itself two different art mediums, glass and graphics. Lena Revenko often uses an image of a monkey in her art. It is used as a symbol of hidden passions, which are visible only to the observer. Nirit Dekel created a fragile sanctuary for these passions out of tiny abstract glass elements. The collaboration between creatures and small pieces of glass has formed a new reality. In the eyes of the observer, the glass pieces have been transformed from separated elements into the rain, rocks, and even frozen sound.
April 3, 2014 / 21:11
I finished this three works. They are in layers, it is not easy to make a good photo. Something like this:
June 20, 2013 / 23:37
The ambiguity effect is a cognitive bias where decision making is affected by a lack of information, or «ambiguity». The effect implies that people tend to select options for which the probability of a favorable outcome is known, over an option for which the probability of a favorable outcome is unknown.
June 15, 2013 / 01:11
May 26, 2013 / 14:49
May 12, 2013 / 09:48
another work on Persian paper:
This time I took some photos of the process:
April 25, 2013 / 14:45
Recently for the first time me and my friend Nir tried to print on t-shirts at Baalei haMelacha. Five hours to learn all the process from the beginning and to print. It seems long, but it was hardly enough.
these are the t-shirts I made for the whole family:
and me, printing:
some more photos, how was it in between
April 24, 2013 / 00:16
I have five beautiful old persian pages, which I got as a present from my friend, an amazing artist Yakov Feldman. Few of them still have some remains of illustration, in a very bad condition, though. When I told Yakov, that they are too beautiful to ruin them with my drawings, he shrugged his shoulders: «Just draw on top something. Finally, it is only a paper, you know.»
So I did. I decided to draw some scenes of our everyday life in persian style: the girls and me having a picnic in our garden, my friend Boaz gives guitar lessons to my daughter… And I don’t know what will come next on the three others :) . I enjoy so much to touch this old paper with my thin brushes, it absorbs the colors easily, but never makes them blurred. I also wonder, where can I get some more.
April 16, 2013 / 01:26
January 31, 2013 / 00:18
January 27, 2013 / 15:46
I just finished series of cutouts for exhibition of miniatures. My daughter is ill home, so we had some fun by photographing them in unexpected locations.
cutouts are everywhere!
January 20, 2013 / 10:19
January 13, 2013 / 01:58
I miss my dog Tobik :(
January 11, 2013 / 11:39
the text on this page says:
«Harrier jets, that made airfields redundant.
Major General Mohammad Ahmad Muhaymar»
Надпись на листе гласит:
«Самолеты Harrier, которые сделали ненужными аэродромы.
Майор Мухаммад Ахмад Мухаймар»
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