© 2012 שרית אכטנברג כל הזכויות שמורות.  

© 2012 Sarit Achtenberg All Rights Reserved.
Coming back
Solo exhibition, Tel Aviv artist's studios, Tel Aviv, July- Agust 2009
Curator: Vered Zafran-Gani


"Coming Back" is a series of works based upon my own personal story,  the story of the combat injuries my brother sustained in Lebanon while serving in the IDF, his rescue and return to Israel.
Following his injury, my brother lay unconscious for the following two weeks; upon awakening from his coma, he requested we obtain press photographs of the incident in his effort to reconstruct the information that had been wiped from his memory.
The photographs became a starting point from which I could begin reconstructive paintings of the rescue efforts, followed by a number of abstract ink works inviting a possible restoration of various segments of memory and   consciousness.
Eventually my brother did in fact come back in peace; however, the works consistently return us to a common thread in the reality of Israel.


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