DINNER WITH FRIEND – art project

 

I created this project out of a belief that by coming together, discussing and co-operating, women of different cultures can bring social change and create a better future. Women around the world experience similar difficulties and challenges. Whether they are mothers, sisters or unmarried, they have a mutual language. They can help each other find solutions and relief from pain and suffering. Women tend to solve issues in a unique way, by listening and seeking non-violent paths of communication.

In 2016 I was a finalist in an art competition in New York. The curator hung my painting next to a painting by a woman artist from Iran. I approached the artist and said – "Our countries are in conflict. Let’s work together!”. To my delight she agreed immediately. Thus was the beginning of a unique art project that led me to co-operate with artists from Iran, Pakistan, Oman, Romania and India.

This project is traveling the world and has already been seen by thousands of art lovers in 3 continents and 9 countries.

The project's centerpiece is a Dinner Table with plates and cutlery. On each of the plates I painted a portrait of a woman from the Middle East and other cultures. The table symbolizes nourishment, connection and friendship. But it is also a place of communication and negotiation. This art project is a call for Women Empowerment in different societies and for solving conflicts using peaceful dinner conversations. The paintings of portraits on ceramic plates are a reminder of the woman’s traditional role (in the kitchen). I aim to begin this voyage from the traditional role and proceed to empowerment and leadership.

Amsterdam
New York
Toronto
India Chandigarh
India Delhi
Slovakia Bratislava 
Israel Haifa
Romania Piatra Neamt
The Birth of Eve
Macedinian Teacher
Russian Artist
Chinese Busiesswoman
Waitress
Girl from Jerusalem
Friends
Tourist Guide
Praying
Girl with Diamond
Girl with Hamsa Earing
Foreign Worker
Armenian Girl
Smadar Shechter, First Woman Captain
Maryam Faghih Imani, peace activist
Religious Woman
Soothsayer
Soothsayer
Daughters of Lot
Dina Daughter of Leah
Ester and Vashti
Hagar and Ishmael
Just Me and Mom
Leah's Marriage
So That The Woman Was Left
Yocheved
Zelofchad Daughters
Zelofchad Daughters I
Zelofchad Daughters II
Zelofchad Daughters III
Self as Wife of Lot
Biblical women on display I
Biblical women on display II
Woman Smiling
Woman in White Scarf I
Woman in White Scarf II
Woman in White
Woman in Red Scarf
Woman-in-Red
Woman in Purple I
Woman in Purple II
Woman in Orange I
Woman in Orange II
Woman in Green
Woman in Blue
Woman in Black
The Viel
Surprise
Black
Man in White Turban
Man in Blue
Old-Age
The Cigar
Man with Black Hair
High commissioner of police
Iranian women on display I
Iranian women on display II
Iranian women on display III
India-Chandigarh