It has been SO long since I featured an artist on my blog so it's time to rectify that! I'm sharing the work of Batia Sofer today, an artist who lives in Motza Illit near Jerusalem.
|Cloak. Acrylic, Gold Leaf, Gauze Pad on greenhouse netting |
Embroidery Thread. 155x130 cm, 2013
|Three Figures. Acrylic, Mineral Plaster, Masking Tape , Gold Leaf on Jute Embroidery Thread. 104x184 cm, 2012|
These pieces are from her Ancient Dreams series which she has been making since 2009.
|Cactus - Bird. Acrylic , Masking Tape , Gold Leaf on greenhouse netting,Embroidery Thread. 88x128 cm, 2013|
Her artist statement about the series:
"For as long as I can remember, I have always been attracted to primitive tribe culture, the significance of the tribal ceremonies and their visual expression.
These cultures are characterized with special colors, various textures, with strong elements, and simple unsophisticated techniques. In my initial works in the studio I sought out material whose texture was grainy and coarse; material which resembled earth and reverberated the materials which were used by the ancient tribal cultures."
Two Headed Animal. Acrylic, Mineral Plaster , Masking Tape, Gold Leaf and
Palm Fronds on Jute, Embroidery Thread. 103x120 cm, 2012
See more of her work on her website. Be sure to look through her earlier series entitled Childhood Landscape that reflects her life growing up on a kibbutz. Fascinating images.