Orange tree, steel structure covered with ground stone & pigments, steel cables.
5 m' high (including orange tree).
Project History :
- Built in November 1993
- Became a permanent public sculpture - the city of Tel Aviv public art
committee January 1994.
- The small piazza was repaved and motorized circulation was prohibited
in 1995. Has become since a tourist site with hundreds of thousands
visitors per year.
Key Meanings :
' Enracinement- Deracinement' , the 'Jaffa Orange', Genius Loci, lost orange groves, minimal life unit, new- lighter existence
Artist Statement :
Is 'Deracinement' the big sickness of our times? Can uprooted existence, established so definitely through international economics, communication & technology produce a new, lighter genuine aesthetic? My 'growing sculptures' do not try to answer these questions. They rather show a 'rooted - uprooted' state while going on living, much as we do, growing into an unclear future.