Create a bell based on various sources of inspiration.
While researching bells around the world, I was most intrigued
by cracked bells. The paradox is that broken bells do not fulfill the job for which they were created, yet they become cultural icons and tourist attractions.
I also find the Japanese method of repairing cracked ceramic pieces by filling the gap with precious metals captivating.
Thus a cracked and repaired piece is more valuable than a new
“perfect” piece, making it more interesting, telling a unique visual story.
In this exercise I made a conscious effort to create the precise bell, with a crack that would tell the story I was looking for.
Ceramic, thrown on wheel tin cast
Talli Avraham, Shir Eshet Amiel, 2013
This Project was presented in 'Neve Shechter' gallery in 2015