Anat Perl

"It is important for me to provoke a response of any kind in the observer. It is important for me to express myself through art and it is also important for me to bring beauty and aesthetics as I see it.”

Star of David hammered and shiny Mezuzah - Stone, glass, metal 25 x 12 cm 31 x 15 cm

"I am a multidisciplinary artist and involved in every type of art that interests me. For me, art is a necessity, just like eating and drinking. Art is a way of life. For as long as I can remember I have been involved in art in all its forms. From music, to dance and fine art.  From a very young age I have been involved and experienced almost every kind of art, from music and dance to fine arts. I studied visual arts and graphic design in high school and worked as a graphic designer for several years in different places and developed my own language to create and to express myself. I am a graduate of Bar-Ilan University in the Social Sciences. I also studied musicology there. I continued my exploration of arts in Kenya, where I specialized in music, drumming, and dancing. In Cuba, I was a student of the history of Cuban music, which included drumming, percussion, and dancing. Throughout this time, I have always been involved in fine arts.

In 2014 I started the "Blessing Stones art project". The idea behind this project was to create art that is identified with Israel. The "Mezuzah" is a clear symbol of the Jewish and Israeli home so the mezuzah was chosen to be represented in the project. 

I chose to work with materials that are usually not used to seeing them together like stone and pure silver or concrete and pure gold, among other materials. I love working with contrasts and this is well reflected in my art.

I am inspired by simply anything, in most cases nature, and different landscapes, by animals and plants; even dance movements can affect certain contours I design. Music inspires my work. And of course, works by other artists are inspiring.

It is important for me to provoke a response of any kind in the observer. It is important for me to express myself through art and it is also important for me to bring beauty and aesthetics as I see it.”

Star of David rounded lines Mezuzah - Stone, glass, metal 25 x 10 cm
Harp of David Mezuzah - Stone, glass, metal 31 x 15 cm
Illuminated spoon Mezuzah - Stone, glass, iron 70 x 35 cm
Triangle and lines Star of David Mezuzah - Concrete, glass, metal 31 x 15 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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