Tel Aviv, September 2019
Acrylic on Canvas, [180cm x 120cm]
Inspired by the relationship I have developed with Jewish National Fund, I decided to paint this piece and to donate the proceeds from its auction to this incredible organization called JNF.
You see Theodor Herzl, "Visionary of the State of Israel", painting a tree according to JNF's vision. While the roots are darker in order to represent our initial struggle, the rich color pallet represents the diversity and richness of Israeli culture, and its evolution into a vibrant nation.
The Zionist dream is no longer a dream, it’s a reality.
But Zionism has never been about simplistic goals, and I refuse to be satisfied with the status quo.
At Israel’s 20th anniversary in 1968, David Ben-Gurion famously said that the state was “a beginning only”.
I believe in a Zionism where 71 years is still the beginning; a self-perpetuating Zionism, for there is always more to be done.