• re: Object 3

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    madeleineblake May 14, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Hi Einat! Can you tell me more about the zip tie piece? It’s veryinteresting
    and provocative.


    einat moglad May 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    hi medeleinblake

    this type of work is very Sisyphean since it made only with one
    materiel- the zip ties. with this very cold materiel I wanted to make something
    pure and magical. I wanted to make an organic creature that isn’t organic in its
    essence. you said that this work is very provocative I am interested in understanding
    what is provocative in this piece in your eyes?


    madeleineblake May 16, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I like the idea of the zip ties being “cold materials.” I think this
    piece is particularly provocative because to me zip ties represent
    imprisonment, restrictions, and limitations, and you’ve managed to create a
    piece that is very natural, fluid, and alive out of such cold and lifeless
    objects. The juxtaposition of the finished work of art and the smaller parts
    that make it up works very well and adds depth and room for interpretation.


    einat moglad May 19, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Dear Madeleinblake

    I loved your comment very much. I think that the concept of “braking
    free” from restriction is truly a main theme in my art. I feel that the use of
    birds and plants as opposite images in their meaning are part of what you described
    in the zip ties work as well. the plants and the zip ties are used as a concept
    of being rooted in one place, restricted, limited in their movement while and
    birds are free and without barriers. these two elements, and conflictual images
    are an issue in my work and in a more personal note , it’s a challenge in life,
    I believe that art is always about challenging your limits but this position is
    always in a conflict as well. my work ask the viewer- what is your relationship
    with limits and limitations? I wish to ask you what is your conflicts when
    working on a piece?


    Also, I had never thought of a swan as androgynous, but now I can
    really see it in your work. Very interesting!