Dina Merhav’s exhibition in Oly’s Garden. Ein Hod,
January 2014 – January 2015
“After working on several themes such as Angels and Closets, the Creatures emerged from my imagination and occupied me totally. These sculptures surfaced from my subconscious. Their origin is in prehistory, in a pre-human world, where strange beings walked on earth, flew in heaven, or swam in the depth. They bring me closer to primordial basic and instinctual drives that are common to all existence.
These Creatures are open to various interpretations; they might be associated to lizards, dinosaurs or any other creatures, depending on the imagination of the viewer. Some of the Creatures are constructed from parts of recycled iron and readymade, and are joined together through welding. In some of the works the rusted iron is exposed, in others the surface is covered with paint.
Nature is my inspiration. My connection with landscape, especially untamed nature, that expresses my search for the primeval simple and pristine, which is missing from modern culture – similar to the primordiality of iron.”