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Artist:

Boaz Vaadia

Location:

Tefen Industrial Park - The Open Museum
Western Galilee

Size:

46” x 64” x 52”

Material:

Bluestone and a boulder

Date:

1991

Description A seated figure that seems calm and serene yet is the result of hammering, chiseling and drilling
Caption “My work is based on the concept that man functions according to the same laws as all other creatures of nature. Therefore, the urban environment is not an artificial creation but a natural habitat that we have created for ourselves. Through the exploration of the connection between man and nature, I create sculptures and environments that are contemplative and serene. The overall impact is of a warm and welcoming presence.”
From the artist’s statement: [http://www.vaadia.com/about/statement.shtml]  

To read Boaz Vaadia's obituary go to:
[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/arts/design/boaz-vaadia-dead-sculptor.html?_r=0]

You can see other Boaz Vaadia sculptures: 
"Asa & Yehoshafat" at Independence Park, tel Aviv: www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?mode=prev...
"Asa & Yo'ah" at the Time Warner Center, New york City:  www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=asa-y...

Other References For more information about the artist and his sculpture go to: [www.vaadia.com]

For more information about the Open Museums go to: http://www.omuseums.org.il/default.aspx