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Rainbow – a metaphysical, spiritual and emotional form

I started working on “Rainbow”, because of my interest in our mental connection to the metaphysical form that appears in the sky, in spectacular colors and disappears so quickly. But mysteriously always brings us happy and comforting feelings.

Double Rainbow, London
Photo: Zohar Manor-Abel 20.10.2014  

At the sight of Rainbow, I always have thoughts about the universe and us – being one.

I am looking at the Rainbow, longingly, admiring its beauty and hoping it’ll stay painted on the sky as for long as possible. As a kid I wanted to find a way to catch it, so it would not disappear but stay forever.

Rainbow 1
Nov. 2014. Wood, steel, oil

One day on 2014, I found a wooden pallet thrown on a sideways road. It was broken and bruised. From the first glance I knew that pallet would turn into a Rainbow.
Iron straps and screws are the ones that will hold the rainbow together! After all, I always wanted to catch a rainbow. 😘

Rainbow 1: Yellow, red, greenish, turquoise, bright blue and silver. Materials: Wood, metal rods & screws & oil paint. The silver symbolizes the infinite sky and infinity from which the Rainbow appears and then disappears.

A moment of excitement when the construction of Rainbow 1 is ready
Rainbow 2, Los Angeles

My need to lock the Rainbow with metal and screws is symbolic for unfulfilled desire to preserve the bow for ever.

Rainbow 2: Purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and silver

Rainbow 3
Splashes of light in the studio
Rainbow 3

In the book of Genesis, it is most significant that after the Mabul (the big flood), The Rainbow is the tangible symbol of God’s promise that another flood will never come down on earth again.

A full Rainbow, Los Angeles
Photo: Arnon Manor

The perfect shape of the Rainbow as a semicircle, part of a circle, or even as a line, combined with the spectacular colours projected on it, can bring us to the point of transcendence!
The sight of the rainbow rises even higher in The Book of Kings, in which the Rainbow equals the sight of the figure of God.

Rainbow 5
Full spectrum

The perfect shapes of the Rainbow with its most beautiful colours that appear and disappear, reflects perfection and brings us closer to our childhood-soul and to dreamy optimistic feelings. 

Rainbow 4
Compressed cardboard, in work progress

As rainbow radiates spiritual feelings, I thought that creating a Rainbow should be made out mainly of recycled materials. So I choose to work with wooden pallets and compressed cardboard. (as above and below, Rainbow 4, 6)

Rainbow 6
Optimistic point of view
Rainbow 7, 18 August 2018
My Shadow & Smoky Gaza Strip

One can feel and see injustices even through a Rainbow. The above work – Rainbow 8, is homage to a friend and the people of Gaza Strip, also to the people of Gaza, who wants to see their sky – smoke-free sky.

Happiness at work
Rainbow in the sky with stars
Rainbow 8, 9 Feb. 2020
For positive & happy times

Rainbow 8, created on Feb. 2020. For positive & happy times.

The idea to work on Rainbow appeared on my birthday — 1.7.2013.

Rainbow – a symbol of Hope & Unity!

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