Wild Weeds | Ilana Goor
- TechniqueLeftover industrial iron and recycled forgotten materials
A work from Ilana Goor’s Earth Series which commenced in the 90s and continued to develop at the start of this century. The series incorporates the deep rooted connection of the artist to the Israeli landscapes of her childhood; to kibbutzim and agricultural settlements which are expressed by means of the use of millstones, threshing tools, ploughs and other agricultural work tools. In this work, which has been awarded the sobriquet “Wild Weeds”, a colorful and blooming field of flowers is depicted by means of abandoned cog-wheels of ploughs and iron flowers which replace the muddy earth. Ilana Goor turns the rigid iron and remains of agricultural tools into a flowering object. The cold, squeaking encounter between the industrial iron and the barbed wire with touches of color arouses wonder as regards intimacy and identity. The placing of this sculpture and the other sculptures of the “Earth” series in the Museum enhances their original contexts and endows them with renewed significance. They were exhibited within the framework of a solo exhibition by Ilana Goor.