The Fourth Ape

2016, Installation view and detail, Graphite and colored pencils on paper mounted on cardboard , 220X300 cm. Reshamim5, Israeli Drawing biennale. Curator: Sally Haftel Naveh

A drawing done on paper squares functioning as tiles of a floor that has been shaken and twisted. The drawing attempts to describe a feeling of helplessness in the face of the political and social reality in Israel. It’s an urban chaotic landscape based on several themes. The main ones are a torn rug, distorted cactus (Tzabar) bushes, and an ape sitting on top of Azrieli Towers (a landmark on the Tel Aviv skyline). The ape is amazed at what he sees below, blowing soap bubbles.