One Israeli creation for the weekend

September 27, 2013

Sari Doveh is a photographer and a painter, living in Haifa. She began her art and literature studies at the University of Haifa were she was a photojournalist. She completed her MA in Arts in the Wayne State Uni. In Detroit. After graduation, she moved to Toronto, Canada, where she co-produced “Hamekomon” and “Jewish Life” newspapers. After her Canadian adventure, Doveh moved back to her home, Israel, and continued to document her life with her camera.

One of photography series, The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, won a contest in Luxemburg in 2010. In an interview with Israelife she says:  “I started my series The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden after seeing Masacchio's fresco The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The two figures describe a crucial moment of life that was enchanting for my imagination. Their movement, the emotions but also an almost flat architecture behind, and Masacchio's vanishing point. I wanted to explore it with my photography and lighten that moment from my perspective. I have used long exposure black and white film to create the figures, and then captured a second layer. These are my visual “sculptures” of light, a ghostly self-portrait. They reflect my belief that life is fragile (underscored by living in Israel) and we are here to enjoy The Garden that comprises it until we are expelled.”

” My art is the sum-total of me – a trinity that is equal parts woman, mother and Israeli.  It is my hope that those who look at my work will come away with a greater understanding of my world as well as their own. Each piece that I create reflects an intense grid of thought balanced with color and composition that sometimes hints of the untamed or humorous.”


You can visit Doveh's website

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