Nature and its marvelous analogy to human life on one hand and the disharmony sowed to nature by man on the other, has occupied my artistic work and still does. What started as Still Life paintings in Brazil, turned into the “Eucalyptus” series following my move to Israel, which then led into the series “Palm Trees”.
Of all many different sorts of palm trees in the world, I happened to meet mainly two kinds.The amazing palm tree of my motherland Brazil which provides the coconut was replaced in Israel with the a palm tree that gives those great sweet dates .Soon enough I was shocked recognizing the many palm fronds around me towards the Jewish religious festival – Sukkoth. Trees that had been cut down in violence to provide the covering of the Sukkah for those enjoying eating and singing together throughout the festivities. Looking at the white drops hanging from the cut off branches I couldn’t help seeing an image of babies weaned off their mothers breast way before their time.
The tree crowns in my paintings are colorful, spread out like fans or canopies, protecting whatever needs love and warmth. The existence of the palm trees in space of fantasy is a kind of illusion… and maybe not… that there is still something out there watching over us. I also created an offspring series that focuses on the wondrous Palm tree trunk in order to emphasize that forms of nature are in fact sculptures of creation. Painting its cuts and its geometric texture combinations that often remind us of man made fabrics proves man can never compete with nature.