Most of my life I have lived in an urban environment. Lately, I find myself drawn to the Negev desert, the only wild and untouched area left in Israel. Walking the desert trails enables a perspective different than the one obtained through an air conditioned car’s window.
The aspiration is to reach a place where there is no sign of civilization at all. These kind of places are getting hard to find, which shows that the Negev desert is in an accelerated process of development.
I try to bring up the tension between the desert and its visitors: The need to make it accessible for people versus the necessity to preserve it, the need to define limitations versus the wish to enable an authentic and undisturbed experience, the need for sources of employment for its inhabitants versus a deep concern about its future.
My work deals with the signs, both fine and rough, that we leave behind us.