Location: Ramat Rachel – Jerusalem .On a hill overlooking the cities of Jerusalem & Bethlehem , the Dead Sea and the Judean desert.
Materials: 80 year old olive trees, steel columns covered with basalt stone aggregate, concrete structure, Jerusalem stone boulders, drip nozzle irrigation system
Dimensions: 15.80 m' high (including olive trees)
Project History :
Key Meanings : harmonies of the number three, rootedness-disconnection from the earth, natural existence in artificial conditions, border zone, Genius Loci, 'creative preservation' of an ancient landscape, monumentality and fragility.
Artist Statement : The artistic project deals with mathematical & spiritual harmonies of the number three, and with its mysterious power to create a mean between opposing forces. Concepts of rootedness and disconnection which mark the complex relation of our civilization with the earth are central to the world of oppositions manifested in the sculpture's plastic form. Olive trees, ancient symbol of strength, fertility and peace, continue their life in a transplanted and disconnected state.