The Park of Olives
Location: Ramat Rachel - Jerusalem.On a hill overlooking Jerusalem & Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and the Judean desert
Elements: Olive Columns sculpture, concentric olive tree garden & paths, northern & southwestern entrance sculptures, eastern viewpoint, Israeli Paamon outposts, garden of the olive tree family
Dimensions: 5 hectares.
Project History :
Key Meanings :'creative preservation' of an ancient landscape, border zone, former mine fields, Genius Loci, harmonies of the number three, western geometry - natural topography, species of the olive tree from around the world.
Artist Statement :The Park of Olives which was planted at the limit of a blood-stained political border, connects different elements in its surroundings and relates to ancient periods in which olive trees and plowed earth were characteristic to man's intervention in this arid landscape..It was constructed with the assistance of modern horticultural techniques and advanced scientific knowledge, nevertheless, its spirit does not reflect victorious control of nature but rather expresses reverence and respect for its infinite beauty and strength.