Breakthrough

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Artist:

Hava Barkan Muzikant and Orit Elhaianhy Perez

Location:

Technion - Israel Institute ofTechnology
Haifa

Material:

Stainless steel

Date:

2006

Description Spikes rising from a kekir in wild abandon
Caption “The environmental artist wants people to understand the relationship between Nature and Science. Therefore, the imagery of the sculpture is borrowed from the Kingdom of Flora as a metaphor for the creation process of “Scientific Discovery” at the Tehhnion: it begins with an idea, becomes grounded in a base, continues to develop, and results in a breakthrough. Hava and Orit, both graduates of Technion, established Barkan Elhaiany Landscape Architecture in Haifa.
The installation comprises stainless steel stems topped by buds. The desire to express perpetual renewal and regeneration through the illusion of movement creates an inspirational work that is in complete harmony with its environment.”
From the publication “Technion Trail - Tour of Technion Sculptures”.
The sculpture was a gift from the Sheldon R. Roth family and it is located in the Sheldon R. Roth Family Plaza.
Other References About the Technion: http://www1.technion.ac.il/
For information about the sculptures: http://sculptures.technion.ac.il/