Show at the Golda Meir Centre for The Arts, Tel-Aviv and Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver.
In form, the egg is fascinating, complete, and perfect. Conceptually, it conveys a multitude of meanings, both, literal and metaphorical: the intelligent structure of life, its potential and mystery, and the poetic embodiment of the self. These qualities, along with the universality of this remarkable natural shape, make it the focus and inspiration of these works.
Each of the sculptures presents an egg in search of refuge and shelter within an architectural, and somewhat distorted construction. The promise of liberation and transformation suggested by the egg is challenged by the boundaries of the “nest” it inhabits.
In an attempt to evoke different states of equilibrium, the sculptures explore the balance between the airy protection and support the constructions provide, and the limitations they dictate. They juxtapose the fullness of the smooth, tactile eggs with the aged, textured, fragile- looking constructions. The eggs look comfortably “at rest” while the constructions struggle to contain them. The tension that results reinforces the visual and metaphorical resolve of the sculptures, yet allows a mood of contemplation.
Weighing growth against confinement, exploring the illusions of security and freedom, the sculptures proclaim the irony and futility of these oppositions. The viewer is encouraged to share the sense of wonder. Awe and playfulness that inspired their creation.