At Ramat Rachel Jerusalem 1996 - 2002
Location: Ramat Rachel - Jerusalem On a hill overlooking the cities of Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Elements: Creative Preservation elements : Spiral Viewpoint, Hypothetical Ruins, Conservation : Israelite Iron age courtyard & casemate wall, Byzantine monastery, Roman Villa & columbarium cave, second temple period Mikveh, Zionist water tower, path system, safety installations, signs
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Key Meanings : Creative Preservation, integration of archaeological excavations, conservation & creative elements, immaterial values of places, Hypothetical Ruins, irretrievable cycles of being.
Artist Statement :In a constantly transforming society in which consciousness is assailed by media created information, ideas and images, one may sense the crucial role of historical places in the attempt to maintain a sense of rootedness and of collective memory.creative Preservation' , seemingly a self contradictory term, is proposed as an artistic approach to contemporary questions of conservation. Dedicated to immaterial values of places such as their complex history, symbolic significance and ambiance, creative preservation attempts to communicate with hidden layers in the realities of ancient places, while maintaining a vibrant quality that will make them directly accessible to people today .