Suspended Orange Tree

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Artist:

Ran Morin

Location:

A small square
Jaffa

Size:

5 meters tall

Material:

Orange tree, steel structure covered with ground stone & pigments, steel cables.

Date:

1993

Description An orange tree growing several feet off the ground
Caption "I am very much a hanging tree, doing my best to thrive even though my roots are cut off from the land which should be theirs. So are all of us in the Diaspora, hanging trees whether we know it or not, whether we feel it or not. And, yes, even in Israel the Jew is a hanging tree, suspended in that courtyard, at home geographically but still seeking meaning, seeking needs both physical and spiritual, seeking the company of others."
From a blog by "The Rebbetzin's Husband." To read more go to: rechovot.blogspot.com/2008/11/jew-and-hanging...

To see another of the artist's projects, "Tilted Tree", go to: www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=tilte...
Other References About the artist: http://www.ranmorin.com/html/orange/prorange.htm
For the artist's web site go to: http://www.ranmorin.com