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“Holy Works,” A Tel Aviv Exhibition By Deborah Weisz

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Our world is changing on all levels of existence, from the individual to the universal spheres of awareness; challenges to body and soul are both terrifying and inspiring. The powers of science and technology now have to be matched by the inner developments of humanity.

Some of us will find our calling in social or political structures, challenges in education, economics, science, religion, medicine and industry. It is art that encourages the imagination, challenges our spiritual self and reflects the individual and the community. Art is the portal to the divine and the reflection of the here and now, and now is the time for growth and renewal.

Dvora Weisz is a multiple disciplinary artist, a veteran of many exhibitions and projects centered in the journey of her soul; seeking a universal language in her personal creations, to connect individual revelation to universal knowledge, a language which all people can relate to. It is the calling of this artistic voice to inspire and to evolve that is the center of this exhibition.

In the spirit of Carl Jung, the authentic connection of man and his soul is through his cultural roots. Man’s journey is defined through his spiritual and cultural origins and traditions, and not only his personal history. This is also underlying theme of Dvora’s exhibition.

A recurrent image in Dvora’s works is the spiral, held by the wandering Jew, Moses or perhaps the artist herself, as a beacon and point of reference to the spirit of self-awareness. 

The spiral is perhaps one of the oldest symbols of human spirituality known to man. Although its meaning varies depending on the culture, it can be found in the artwork of the people of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Spirals are believed to represent movement through experiences in life. They symbolize the gradual reveal of things that are hidden. It can also mean growth and evolution… The ancient spiral represented the way the universe would evolve. It would symbolize female energy, fertility, and the womb.

The spiral is a symbol of a mind-altering creative process in which the act of creating a spiral releases the mind, allowing for a creative splendor. This process is evident in Dvora’s works: the rich and sensual use of materials including cloth, fibers, paint, gold and the use of textures layered into images, both evocative and inspiring.

In her works we encounter both the biblical and contemporary. The twelve tribes of Israel are repeated here in several works, representing the diversity of origins and a reminder to us all that we find the inclusiveness in mankind for all people and all tribes.

“The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress made in spirals.”

Deborah Weisz

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