Two Eagles.
Glazed Ceramic
10x56x44cm. 
2018




The work is a couple of identical glazed ceramic castings of the Israeli cement bags Nesher. Nesher factories were founded in 1925 to fulfill the vision exposed by Herzl of producing local cement for building the new jewish state. After the Nakba, The Palestinians residents in Israel became the workers who built the new state.Therefore the cement bags were designed with Arabic writing on them, although their clear zionist identity. The cement bags are a symbol of colonization and occupation. For more than 80 years the standard bag’s size was 50 kilos, what caused the Palestinians back and health damage. The bags in the sculpture are the old and classic bags that are no longer in th market, what gives the work a nostalgic look. The material transformation is making the cement bags eternal, and the work can be seen as a memorial for the Palestinians labor.