Dead Vase is a manifestation of time spent apart from beloved family and land. As a result of COVID-19, I have not been able to visit my
family in Israel for a long time. Through this separation, I discovered I could connect to my family and country through art. As a means to connect to my natural place and the place where I am, I created a vessel modelled after an ancient Israelite form but made from local Japanese clay. This form is unique to biblical times of the Jewish nation. Found in caves near the dead sea dating back to the 6th century BC and held inside it ancient manuscripts of the Jewish Bible. The clay is local Japanese clay and the firing techniques as well. To connect these two ends together, Japan and Israel, the past and the present, soil and earth, I have decided to symbolically and physically stitch together parts of the vase.