The Expulsion from Eden

Winner of Eutopia 2010, Luxembourg: The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden


I started my series The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden after seeing Masacchio’s fresco The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The two figures describe a crucial moment of life that was enchanting for my imagination. Their movement, the emotions but also an almost flat architecture behind, and Masacchio’s vanishing point. I wanted to explore it with my photography and lighten that moment from my perspective.

I used long exposure black and white film to create the figures. Then captured a second layer. 

These are my visual “sculptures” of light, a ghostly self-portrait. They reflect my belief that life is fragile (underscored by living in Israel) and we are here to enjoy The Garden that comprises it until we are expelled.

I thank the Eutopia Project & Exhibition in Luxembourg for awarding me with the exposure and pride of being a chosen artist.