What the Moon Saw

2012-2013

“What the Moon Saw” includes figurative drawings rendered with a unique technique, which at first sight resembles etching. Two layers, one with graphite and the other with sepia color pencil, create the aforementioned special effect, which is both visual and tactile.

 

The visual vocabulary is also double: on one hand, several elements are taken from Russian folktales and countryside vernacular architecture—the so-called “Dacia”; on the other hand the pattern of the walls, the recurring presence of onview bricks and stones, and the landscape is often taken from corners of Ajami—an Arab neighborhood of Jaffa, the ancient and biblical city incorporated into the municipality of Tel Aviv. Unlike other series, “What the Moon Saw” includes different sizes, which, when installed, give a dynamic rhythm.