Stranded on a Water melon in
the Dead Sea, 2009
Bronze (Fountain), 224 x 75 x 125 cm
This bronze piece is a figurative manifestation of a video I shot underwater in the Dead Sea in 2014, titled “Standing on Watermelon in the Dead Sea.” In the original 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 or alternately – in a motion of surrender. One of the two palms of her hands is formed in a shape reminiscent of a hand movement known in Christianity as the blessing of the high priests. The other palm is stuck in a spastic motion of falling. The figure contains a fountain flowing from her belly button, in reference to her connection to the womb and the endless loop of human life.