See Far, See Clear 2019

רואים רחוק, רואים שקוף 2019

Gouache and watercolor on koalin coated, cradled panel, 46 x 91 cm.

Exhibited in “Cover Uncover Cover” at the Jerusalem Theatre, June-July 2019.

The name is quoted from a song by Yankele Rosenblit, and refers to Moses climbing to the peak of Mt Nebo to get a clear view of the unreachable Promised Land before death.

I struggled through this painting. First adding and removing large barefoot legs marching from the heavens, above the hills. Then adding and removing an alter ego figure, shouting at this contemplative and silent man.

In the end, I let the pure blue do the talking, as it peaks thru the smoggy tempest.