As the viewer’s navigates the square the wings become dynamic shapes that introduce an imaginary inversion of the mountainous contours on the horizon. The symbolism attributed to the eagle is manifested in unfurling the secrets of the wings in the wind.
According to the Jewish Aggadah, King Solomon, the wisest of men, connected to the sources of wisdom and mystery by deciphering the language of eagles. In many cultures, the eagle represents heavenly power and freedom; it is a symbol of revival and spiritual betterment, wise, ingenious solutions, and acute far-sightedness. Edited from an eMail from the artist dated 9/13/10.
To see other projects by Dorit Feldman:
“The Third Eye” in Tel Aviv: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=the-third-eye
“The FishThat Did Not Wish to be a Fish” at Story Gardens, Holon: [http://www.israelpublicart.com/public_art/?art=the-fish-that-did-not-wish-to-be-a-fish