TAMARI, Vera

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Description

Stone Upon Stone, 2003
Wood box, mosaic cubes, mortar

"In these devastating times of deliberate, pitiless destruction of homes, history and peoples, I defiantly built an edifice of stone to celebrate the future. It is a shrine, a shelter, an obelisk for all those people and countries whose future has been brutally marred and who are denied the chance of generating personal and collective memories. For, as every stone touches another stone, so does memory--it is created by an ageless, unbreakable bond between the past, present, and future. The stones used are ancient Byzantine mosaice cubes collected from near an archaeological site in Palestine. The mortar to fix the cubes together is an old Palestinian building recipe."

- Vera Tamari

Created in Palestine

Date

2003

Creator

TAMARI, Vera
b. Palestine

Source

Women Beyond Borders Art Collection founded by Lorraine Serena

Identifier

2023.005.293

Citation

TAMARI, Vera and b. Palestine, “TAMARI, Vera,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed May 19, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16936.