Ma'alot

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Artist:

Ezra Orion

Location:

Herzog Boulevard, Givat Mordechai
Jerusalem

Size:

59 feet tall

Material:

Reinforced concrete

Date:

1980

Description Stairs leading up to . . .
Caption Maalot also known as "Stairway", "Ladder to Heaven", and "Sulam Yaakov" is located at the entrance to Givat Mordechai in the Elsie Bernadette Garden.

"Ezra Orion was born on Kibbutz Beit Alfa. The family moved to Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan when he was five. In 1952, he attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem but left after a year of studies to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.[1] From 1964 to 1967, he attended the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London.Orion lives and works at Midreshet Ben-Gurion in Sde Boker.[2] Orion describes his geologic structures as “launching pads” for the mind. In the late 1980s, he executed an "Intergalactic Sculpture" by sending a Laser beam to the Milky Way under the auspices of the Israeli Space Agency and the Israel Museum."
From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Orion

You can see a YouTube video of Ezra Orion at: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q05hBzgbzU]  

And you can see other sculpture projects by Ezra Orion:

“Untitled” at Desert Sculpture Park: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?mode=preview&art=untitled-1]
“Sculpture" at the Israel Museum - Jerusalem: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=sculpture]
"Tilted Power Field” in Tel Aviv: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=tilted-power-field]

Other References For more information about the artist go to Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Orion