Paintings In a Story Box. 2014.
The bookshelves of Orna Oren Izraeli contain wooden beams, artifacts and books that have long lost their original significance, becoming objects, while interfused with them are historical episodes together with cultural and personal narratives. This is an attempt at writing a concrete autobiography expressing the emotional experience involved in the meaning of the library and bookshelves parallel to the narratives dealing with searching for home and domesticity, voyage, wanderings and observing human society. The world of used books linked to the home and public library relates to the feeling of human proximity, the touch of paper and smells of material, caressing and eye contact, the sense of body and the vibrancy of human contact that is the basis for a reformed cultural society.
Photos by Dror Gilboa