Tension and Attention

This work confronts the questions around Jews who integrate into their surrounding culture and the criticism from other Jews of this cultural assimilation. In my case, becoming a mother in a foreign place, furthered the distance from Israel. I therefore searched for a connection between the body and the surface of the painting, between the subject and the object.

The act of re-seeding myself is a complex one in this context

Impact
Canvas, gesso, sunflower heads and seeds
4'x8'
Impact
Canvas, gesso, sunflower heads and seeds
4'x8'
Impact
Canvas, gesso, sunflower heads and seeds
4'x8'
Impact (detail)
Canvas, gesso, sunflower heads and seeds
Impact (detail)
Canvas, gesso, sunflower heads and seeds
On the Cusp
Canvas, sunflower seeds
3'x5'
On the Cusp
Canvas, sunflower seeds
3'x5'
On the Cusp
Canvas, sunflower seeds
Sunflower seedless heads
Plaster
Sunflower seedless heads
Plaster
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© 2016 by Avigail Manneberg

Impact (detail)

Canvas, gesso, sunflower heads and seeds