A Drawing Journey Along the Length and Breadth of Tel Aviv-Yaffo and Jerusalem
The city of Jerusalem is a clear symbol of the deep religious connection between the Jewish people and its land, for 3000 years, and along with Tel Aviv, both cities are also symbols of the Zionist vision and the renewal of the Jewish people in its land. The modernity of Tel Aviv with a historical taste of 3000 years-old Jaffa on one hand, and, on the other hand, the strict conservatism of Jerusalem with a taste of science and innovation enable a fascinating urban journey. I decided to express this journey through drawing: I went on forty foot tours with the purpose to capture and record the experience of the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with their buildings and the people living there, from a direct view.
This book includes over 100 drawings that were created using a freehand drawing technique on smart phone screen without which such a comprehensive project could not have been achieved. I hope that I have been able to share with the readers the deep emotional and visual experience that I had in my tours.