If the viewer was ot familiar with Tumarkin this could be dismissed as just abandoned railroad equipment. In fact it is a sophisticated modern sculpture that employs industrial scrap to create an evocative contemporary installation.
About the artist:"Sculptor, and Painter, Theoretician and Stage Designer as well. b. 1933, Dresden, Germany. Immigrated to Israel 1935. Studies: 1954 with Rudi Lehman, Ein Hod. 1955-57 Worked as stage-designer for the "Berliner Ensemble" with Bertholdt Brecht. 1957-1957 Sculpted in The Netherlands, Germany and Paris, and became close to the Dada artists of Europe. 1961 Moved back to Israel. Prizes: 1963 First Prize for Memorial of "Choulikat";1968 Sandberg Prize, Israel Museum, Jerusalem; 1968 First Prize for Memorial to Sailors, Haifa; 1971 First Prize for Memorial for "Holocaust and Resurrection", Tel Aviv; 1978 First Prize in the Biennale for Drawing, Reike; 1984 Reward from the President of the Italian Republic; 1992 August Rodin Prize, The International Sculpture Competition of the Open Museum, Hakone, Japan, for his sculpture Macht Arbeit Frei; 1997 Reward of Excellence, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany; 1998 Sussman Prize, Vienna; 2004 Israel Prize for Sculpture. Repertoire of over 80 outdoor sculptures around the world, including: 1966 "Peace Memorial", Hebron Road, Jerusalem; 1971 "Homage to Jerusalem", Givat Shapira; 1973 "Challenge to the Sun", Ramot Alon, Jerusalem; 1986 "Chichen Itzma", Kiriat Menahem, Jerusalem; 1986 Pisgat Zeev, Jerusalem; 1989 Homage to Robert Capa, Pozoblanco, Spain; 1989 La Liberte, Bordeaux, France; 1991 Bertolt Brecht, Berlin Museum Garden; 1992 "Jerusalem - Three Faiths", Mount Scopus, Jerusalem; 1993 My Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan; 1993 Semaphore, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot; 1994-1996 The Sculpture Farden of Belvoir; 1997 Memorial for Itzhak Rabin, Ramat Gan Museum; 2000 Abu Nabut Garden, Jaffa. Tomarkin frequently exhibits ib Israel and in Europe and the U.S.A., and gained international recognition. His art involves harsh political statements, what made him a very controversial artist, but at the same time, one of the most dominant figures in modern Israeli art."From the Urban Gallery web site: www.urbangallery972.com/product_cat_112.html...
This sculpture was donated by the Israel Railways.
For more information about the artist: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igael_Tumarkin
To see other Tumarkin sculptures look at:
“Blue” in Abu Nabut Park, Jaffa: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=coreolane
and 14 other sculptures also in Abu Nabut Park
“Happening” at Tel Aviv University: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=happening
“Holocaust and Revival” in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv:[http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=holocaust_memorial_sculpture
“Mitzpe Moav” in Arad: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=mitzpe_moav
“Seating Dawn” in Hayarkon Park: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=seating-dawn
“Tefen” at Tefen Industrial Park, Western Gallilee: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=tefen