Ouri's Corner

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Artist:

Asaf Lifshitz

Location:

Technion - Israel Institute ofTechnology
Haifa

Size:

Life size

Material:

Bronze

Date:

2007

Description A contented fellow sitting on a bench
Caption "Ouri Mayseless was an outstanding student in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, who posted equations and links on the Internet as a resource for other students. In August 2003, 21-year-old Ouri was killed during a trip to Alaska. His family, who had seen Asaf Lifshitz’s sculpture in Tel Aviv of the 25-year-old pilot Boaz Gafni killed in flight, commissioned the sculptor to commemorate their son. Ouri’s Corner is a seated, life-size sculpture; his school bag – displaying a coded riddle – lays at his feet."
From the "Technion Trail Tour": sculptures.technion.ac.il/files/technion%20tr...

The sculpture was a gift of Ofra and Meir Mayseless,
About the artist:
"The tradition of the artist is part and parcel of his very being.In spite of no formal training in the arts, artistry has been interwoven throughout his life. Asaf's statues grace the yards and gardens of Israel from Metulla in the north to Beer-Sheva in the south. Each statue has its contrasts and tensions within the contrast. These contrasts are expressed : by the different materials he chooses to work with, (bronze, stainless steel and basalt, an Ignatius rock) and by their combinations, -some in the natural form and others into another format. And by the appearance of motion in the figures. in contrast to the stationary element of the inanimate objects."
From the artist's web site: asaflifshitz.wixsite.com
 
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For a tour of outdoor sculpture at the Technion: http://sculptures.technion.ac.il/