Collage "Rebirth"
Original painting with clock on canvas. Mixed media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, sepia, handmade linoleum print, collage.
The size of the painting is 12x12 inches | 30x30 centimeters.
The painting is one-of-a-kind, hand-signed on the front and backside of the canvas.
Made by Leah Larisa Bunshaft (#DIZLARKA)

About this artwork
This painting is a collage of illustrations with elements of Israel's nature and culture, my sketches, my first word lists for learning the language, and excerpts from Nikolai Gogol's book in Hebrew. It shows my personal journey of assimilation in a new place, from the simplest to the most difficult stages.
In the center of the painting is a sign I created with the help of linocut. It is a hamsa, a palm, a symbol of openness. They say that in a new place a person should "become a child again", learn everything, absorb and study the surrounding world. The five fingers here are in the form of female figures representing the journey of creating a child (waiting, pregnancy, birth, nurturing and letting go). These five symbols also represent the five senses (sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch) that a person must incorporate as a child to understand the new world around them and become part of it.

This work is one of the "Emigration and Adaptation" series. You can see other works from this series in my portfolio and store.

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