Jewish or Democratic (2023)
Co-designed with ceramic artist Shira Silverston and displayed as part of the Plates for Democracy exhibit at
Beit Binyamini, Tel Aviv, this set of 2 plates responds to the attempted
judicial overhaul by the current Israeli government. As observant Jews
might maintain two sets of dishes for dairy and meat as per Kosher
restrictions, so do the plates signify an observant liberal need for the
separation of the State of Israel's Jewish and Democratic identities.
This is achieved by the dissection of the State's national emblem into
either of it's distinct symbols: the menorah as a symbol of Jewish fundamentalism and the twin olive
branches as a symbol for peace.
An Expedited Naturalization Kit for Entry into the State of Israel (2022)
In response to the draconian restrictions set forth by the State
of Israel towards Ukrainian refugees fleeing conflict zones, I designed a
tongue-in-cheek kit for an expedited naturalization process. Within the
kit are the ceremonial tools for performing a bris.
Throwing Stones (2022)
Made for the Passover season, this work encapsulates the
inconsolable differences between Jews who observe kosher restrictions
during the holiday and those who reserve their right not to do so. In
the public sphere these two worlds exist in conflict with one another,
as observant Jews prefer not to see the strife of their secular
neighbors. Certain zealous secular activists, on the other hand, seem to
forget how easy it is to live and let live during the holiday period.
Arms Race (2022)
Photos: Nadav Goren
This work was done in response to the killing of Al Jazeera
journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. After her death there arose a heated
forensics debate about the bullet that killed her. Ironically, the
question ‘where did the bullet come from?’ is in itself wielded as a form
of ammunition in the propaganda war between Israel and Palestine, which goes on to perpetuate even more senseless acts of violence.