And my obsession with it.
I dont think I realised the extent of my obsession with the grid until we finished building our house. As I sit at the table in our living area and look around I see the grid motif appearing everywhere!
There is order in the grid. A quiet formality. The A-type in me likes the quiet and calm of order.
I also enjoy the repetition of horizontal and vertical lines creating the consistent pattern. A division of spaces, units... cells, within these lines, creates a beautiful harmony. I think coming from the design world, the rhythmic grid comes naturally to me.
And I do love the stunning contrast between the clean order of line with organic nature.
This week I went with a lovely friend of mine to see the new Louise Bourgeois exhibition, Twosome, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. I havent been in a while and as a big fan of LB, I was very excited to say the least.
The exhibition deals with relationships and the traumatic nature of them is immediately apparent when you enter the dark space. The works vary from soft to hard both literally and also metaphorically. Her loneliness and pain is obvious.
I especially love her soft sculptures, sometimes found inside metal cages, which express so much.
It has been a while. The summer holidays have come and gone and the girls are back in school.
We spent a lot of time at the beach this summer and I really enjoyed this closeness to nature.
A new year brings on reflections and excitement for whats coming. I am about to begin a new year of after-school art. I have also planned some new workshops for adults which I am very excited to start!
We made a visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem over the holiday! It has been a while since I have been there and we had such a wonderful time. From ancient mummies to the present day. I particularly wanted to visit this new exhibition 'No Place Like Home'.
"An experimental exhibition, No Place Like Home brings objects-turned-artworks into a quasi-home within the Museum, exploring the question of what happens if we restore a transformed object to its "natural" place within a mock home."
They already had me at the word home as it really connects to my own work so much. But there were so many layers here. I loved how it was designed as if it were a floor plan in an architectural drawing. Above are some of my favourite pieces. I highly recommend a visit.