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Vered Galor, Israel/USA
Migdal Bavel (Tower of Babel)
My photographic collages are layers of my thoughts, reflections and observations, being personal, political or others. The layering process coincides with the synthesis of creating visual pieces that invites one to investigate and explore the given information.
Like in previous works of mine, made on glass, the technique and the transparencies are an important part of the art, they emphasis the build-up method and the blending which creates the image.
In the image of Migdal Bavel I chose to integrate and combine images of different attributes. I incorporate structural elements, historical aspects and the use of language and words. The parasha, about Migdal Bavel, intrigued me with its complex messages about the importance of verbal communication and human cooperation in words and actions.
I felt the story connects to this time's local and global political scenes. It raises questions about diversity and unity among people and nations. It invokes the issue of "one nation under God". Are we managing successfully our religious, cultural and national differences, in the world today?
The symbols used in the image are simple. The numerous towers represent nations and the different texts represent languages. The twin towers represent destruction and conflict, which I personally think Israel and the world fear, very much, right now.
Vered Galor has been involved with the fine art world as an artist, curator and educator for over thirty years. She was born in Slovakia, grow up in Israel and educated in California. Vered began her career as a glass sculptor, then in 1981 she established a business doing curatorial projects and consulting in Contemporary Fine Art. She has been doing photography and photographic collages since 1989.