Half a Tree

The Half a Tree series started with a very modest work I presented in Gross Gallery in Tel Aviv, as  part of a group exhibition.

It was an A4 paper cut-out of the siluette of something I had seen in the street: Half a Tree.

This very real tree stands at the corner of Yehuda Halevi and Hashmonaim, next to a renovated international-style / Bauhaus building.

Half of its canopy is missing. It was cut off to keep it away from the balconies, or possibly to prevent thieves from climbing it.

As I looked around I realized there are many "half trees" in the city, and outside it.

The tension between wild nature and man-made landscapes is a tug war, and I'm really not sure who's winning.

The "Half a Tree" Series

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