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Weeping Willow

Zumu, Museum on the Move, Nahariya
Curators: Milena Gitzin Adiram, Shua Ben Hari, Shahar Ben

The weeping willow is a tree identified with grief and sadness in texts as early as the Bible. The gentle movement of its long hanging branches resembles the bowing of a mournful head and even a light breeze sway its leaves. The artist Moshe Roas chooses to sculpt the weeping willow out of rigid metal, in stark contrast to the soft and flowing figure of the tree. The focus of Roas' interest is the material, he sees the role of the artist as that of an alchemist who experiments with material and succeeds in finding new properties  within it.  Continue Reading

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