Venuw III, Instalation in one of the project's venue, exhibited iat the Engel Gallery, Tel-Aviv, 2005.
Some hundred recycled boxes, of leaves and seeds, inventory, video-art- Genius Loci, photographic forest walks series.
Colaboration of multidisciplinary team- Ecologist, biologist, eco-artist, industrail designer and more.
Venue IV, of the project. Transdisciplinary installation, Water & Environmental Technology exhibition, Tel-Aviv, 2007.
Photo: Ilan Levi. 167 upcycled boxes of seeds and leaves and organic materials, Inventory, two video-arts, and a photograpy series of forest photographic walks.
Philadelphia, Crane art Gallery, 2008
The public visited the installation as visiting any library- leaf through the boxes, read and revisit to smell, touch, and read, while absorbing more awarness for human-nature relations.
Venue no.V, at "The Icebox Gallery", Philadelphia, as part of Art & Global Warning exhibition, 2008. The curators commisioned five artists, this project was the only one from the Middle East. The exhibition accompanied by a catalog of selected stories and items, photographs and installation. added to the inventory, boxes of leaves & stories, photographs, also two new enlargments of - The 'Concrete Dress', and 'The Earth Keepers' as the exhibition gate keepers.
Venue VI, site specific installation, at CCANW, in Devon industrial forest , 2009, UK.
We have decided to use local materials. Trees from industrail forest, shelves from recycled industrial ramps from factories around.
Venue no. VII, The mobile forest - Forest Tunes- The Library.
770.46 Israel/1997-2002/Personal Global Diary/Succoth/Yesterday was my birthday
1997 - I’m forty years old. Eran cuts me a branch from the living fence and bends it into a chaplet. Today it’s for me.
2000 – I’m 43 years old. I invite friends to the nearby cave where I feel at home. Eran surprises me and asks to recite a few words.
Like an oak that stands firm in the face of storms and shades those seeking protection among its branches
Like a fig sending out its roots and cracking the rocks, a sign of entrances to caves
and going into winter hibernation with the falling of leaves and flowering in summer.
Like a carob, so much a part of the place where it grows,its fruit the symbol of health and proper diet.
Like the olive tree we and our neighbors love so much and which has the honor of being the only tree protected by law from being uprooted even while causing severe allergies.
Like a prickly pear (sabra) that places difficult obstacles before those who desire to enjoy its fruits and whose spine of fleshy leaves are as delicate as lace.
Like the growing grass that lives on love and water and by each cutting is only strengthened.
Like a eucalyptus brought to us from a far-off land, growing tall, and it, more than all the others, is a tree for long distances, connecting past and present.
Like a lemon tree that bears its fruit in such quantities that its branches bend under the burden; its fruit is sour, yet how would our dishes taste without it.
Like a pine tree in its harsh struggle for existence in dry soil, short of water, that wins its battle by virtue of quantity and stubbornness.
And to all the trees so in need of our protection and our love and whose existence can no longer be taken for granted as it used to be,
We say only that you have a sister who protects and supports you, and today she has a birthday. Congratulations.
770.139/Israel/October 2007/ Personal Global Diary/ Zen Teacher/In his backyard/Pecan nut/Carya illinoinensis
One hundred and eight bows
770.94a/Israel/2005/Local Global Observations/ /Invasive species/Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)/conversation between an artist and scientist on invasions and terminology/ 1-4
Invasive species “among the worst there are,” says Dr. Goldring. And this is confirmed by the ecologists and foresters whom I’ve met.
Dr. Goldring: “..impossible to control it. Japanese knotweed seeds are resistant to heat; they have a tremendous seed bank; and it’s impossible to control them.”
Sh.Z. “Is it necessary to exercise control?”
Dr. Goldring: “Control is the key word.”
Dr. Goldring: “Now, if the knotweed seed were to turn into a beautiful tree..”
Sh.Z. “What’s beautiful? Who decides?”
Dr. Goldring: “The flowering season is the only time I would say that it’s beautiful. I don’t want to just malign.”
Sh.Z. “For me it’s a wonderful tree. It accords me privacy from the highway. It’s the only one that has managed to survive while all this was a construction site. It’s beautiful.”...
Detail from a conversation between a botanist and an ecological artist, page no. 159, in the virtual complete version of the book. p. 1-4
770.77 / Israel /1998/ Personal Global Diary / Tel Aviv / Bauhinia variegata / options
A hard decision; I have been given a number of options.
The Last Leaf, is made of plastic, coated with 22 karat gold .