Still life with petals and strings
This is one of a few images in my gallery that was actually thought out with some meaning in mind.
A few years ago we had an exhibition of local artists on my kibbutz, based on a historic book with chants from the early days of the Kibbutz (dating back to the 40's, I think).
The writers were among the kibbutz founders:
Words by Benjamin Omer
Music by Emanuel Linn
Loosly translated, the song goes:
Inspite of everything, we shall dance!
We will make our heart forget the daily toil;
Even so, we will dance and sing!
Who would grant us a happy festival?
Wake up, people, wake up Kibbutz;
Wake up Kibbutz!
For a day of festivities, a day of joy,
wake up Kibbutz!
Sounds bad (the original version rhymes in Hebrew...), but the setup in these old days was lots pf hard work with not much to show for it.
So I tried to show a combination of work, happiness, togetherness - all in the frame of a simple communal society...
I have entered it in
's Illustrate a song
contest, which is why it has cropped up again (most of you weren't watching me when I uploaded it anyway
There were a few versions: This was the original, the one presented in the exhibition.
I wasn't happy with the light, so I played with it, adding and eliminating things as I always do, ending with this one, and with Possible Solutions
and Searching For The Answer
The names came much later and have nothing to do with the original meaning...