Ramat Rachel Jerusalem (1998-1999)
Location:: At the supposed location of the Israelite citadel's outer wall - overlooking the cities of Jerusalem & Bethlehem .
Dimensions ::length (top platform) – 10 m', the spiral's largest diameter–7 m', height (higher to lower level)– 3.5 m', total height – 7.5 m'.
Materials:: concrete structure, oak tree (Quercus itahaburensis), fabricated stones, flint stones, steel rods.
Project History :
Key Meanings : Creative Preservation , 'reconstruction' of the archaeological hypothesis, spiral echo of the Protoaeolic motif, midway between Jerusalem & Bethlehem , in memory of Y. Engel.
Artist Statement : By reconstructing the spatial point where the wall is supposed to have existed, and thus giving a sort of reality to the archaeological hypothesis, one can experience the strategic qualities of the site… Artificial in material, speculative & imaginary in their placement, the fabricated stones attempt to lead a thread of memory to the unmoved (and rigorously authentic) realities of this specific location.