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Ilana Aviv

The land of Havila

2009
concrete, 23.5 karat gold leaves
59 x 47 x 3 centimeters


Description

"… A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden. From there it divided and became four major rivers. The name of the first is Pishon. It surrounds the entire land of Havilah where gold is found. The gold of that land is   good. Also found there are pearls and precious stones"...

The name of this work derived from the biblical description of The Garden Of Eden.

That description revive an association of the way people tend to describe an imaginary utopian place were gold resembles wealth, good fortune, happy life, peace and serenity.

 

This work asks questions about the utopian state that's described in the biblical text

In the description of The Garden of Eden in Genesis book.

" ….And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden from the east…

And a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it

separated and became four heads.

The name of one is Pishon; that is the one that encompasses all the land of

Havilah, where there is gold.

And the gold of that land is good; there is the crystal and the onyx stone…"

Genesis chapter 2 8-12

 

What is garden of eden for me?  What is that gold?  Something I deeply wish for? A mirage?

That is behind closing doors? What is that special thing that's behind those imaginary walls? What is

that gold? That is emitted or maybe waned absorbed and vanish? And what is the meaning of driving out ?...

 

Full Artwork Details
Artist: Ilana Aviv
Title: The land of Havila
Date: 2009
Medium: concrete, 23.5 karat gold leaves
Medium Category: Mixed Media
Genre: Abstract
Original Dimensions: 59 x 47 x 3 centimeters
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Primary color: 
Tags: serenity, atmosphere, ambience, layers, spiritual, abstract nature, desert, desert landscape, sand, rocks, depth, natural materials

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