Demonstration by the Knesset in Jerusalem. 18 March 2023.
We are demonstrating to protect our democracy!
Acrylic and Crayons on canvas. 70*100 cm
The fiscal flag is a piece of cloth or material attached to a pole.
The Metaphysical flag is the sign, symbol that represents and symbolizes a given Nation, Government or Idea.
We were raised by the well known saying ״It is Good to Die for Our Country”, ״טוב למות בעד ארצנו!״ – in connotation to our land and flag. These words in the collective memory are associated with “Trumpeldor” the hero and “Tel Hai” in the Galilee.
With that collective idea in mind – “It is good to Die for our country”, I created “The Bleeding Red Flag” – by attaching 40 meter long Red Flag, bleeding at the end and integrating into the ground. Exhibited at “Anti War” exhibition 1978, London.
The Red Flag was a major player at the The Russian Revolution, 1917
The National Flag is displayed in various Important places. The Metaphysical idea of The Flag carries the Nation’s pride.
״The FLAG״ painting-collage, was displayed in Revensbourn college of Art & Design, London, in “Anti War” exhibition. 1978. ״The FLAG״ represented as a prime Form-Symbol in the “Anti War” exhibition.
Carrying a flag can “cover” the eyes and the vision…
Flag worship can be ‘Idolatry’ as I called it in my sketch book. (1978)
Today we are protesting for our Democracy in Israel, and again ‘The Flag‘ is the major player.