Is there a world without
wars? Not that I know of…
We all thrive and seek for
piece and quiet lives,
Meanwhile we need to deal
with so much agony and pain.
Berthold Brecht started
writing when in an instant he dropped his pen and said: "Did you open the
newspaper this morning? What can I say when every moment carries news more
horrifying then the one before…
In my works I deal with the
conflict of the occupation along with great sensitivity to the Arab spring revolutions. The pain wraps
the whole of the middle east including us.
In my paintings I describe soldiers fighting
demonstrators with smoke grenades while wild dogs and wolves are mingling among
the hysterical mob disappearing in smoke. People fighting in an unidentified
landscapes or a street war in a place that can represent Gaza, While threatening and at the same time
also threatened shadowy figures of people and wolves running away from a blast.
The wolves symbolize the
absolute other and raise the question Who is the enemy here?
When time to march comes, Many do not know
That the real enemy is the one who marches at
the head of the row.
The voice who gives the orders
Is the voice of the enemy
He is the enemy himself.
By Berthold Brecht
חלק מציורי ההפגנות והמלחמה בעזה נמצאים בעיתון המקוון של תמי מייק לאופר 44 דגריס