Stranded on a Watermelon
in the Dead Sea

2009

Bronze fountain, 224 × 75 × 125 cm

This sculpture is a bronze variation of a video I shot underwater in the Dead Sea in 2014, titled “Standing on Watermelon in the Dead Sea.” In the video, I had balanced myself on a buoyant watermelon.

 

The sculpture depicts a fragile adolescent girl holding out her arms as though they were wings. One of her palms is reminiscent of a hand movement known in Judaism as the Blessing of the High Priests.

The fountain in the sculpture flows from her navel.