In this picture, made of two attached pieces of fabric, the top part is a drawing of a portrait (“Thou shalt not make an image) surrounded and almost wrapped in sand pasted on a number of layers. These layers create seem to flow onto the material beneath it – also presenting facial features that define the live human, which slowly converge on the second piece of fabric. This piece of fabric is actually 3 cm of a gelling substances covered with sand, with the sand slowly dripping toward the floor into a glass dish, made of sand, placed on the floor of the space.
The upper fabric was already created and signed in 2003 and using it as part of the lower fabric, besides creating a sense of flow into the glass dish – the fabric is blue (sounds in Hebrew like: “as sand”) and it was created for the exhibition and signed 2006. Thus, the use of an older work of mine contributed more top the sense of passing time, like an hourglass. The underlying concept and the message transmitted through the glass bowl shows that the body does not deteriorate in a random disorganized manner, but that it is collected into a container as a different state of matter. This creation is very tightly related to religion, like a receptacle preparing to return to life (whether in heaven or through reincarnation) – the sand has already been collected and combined. The work is actually a drawing, using various techniques, but the large bowl, which is real, three-dimensional and contains the sand, has transformed the work from a drawing into an artistic exhibit.