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Artist Statement

In my studio cement becomes paint; here not only the borders of my region are explored, but also the limits of painting. Shapes created in cement through the use of lace relate to abstract form as well as to the division of territory. The shapes are taken from maps that show the partition of land in my region. I combine photographs of the dilapidated neighborhood of Wadi Salib in my hometown Haifa (Israel) with cement and lace, in an attempt to reconstruct these homes and speak of their absent homeowners and lost stories.


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GMPRADL says: Anyone who can use lace and concrete to enact the tensions of subject matter to make such stong and delicate statements of design and effect deserves sincere congratulations

mrmount says: NAOMI WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE ARTIST WITH THE MOST ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART. HER USE OF CEMENT TO PAINT WITH AND CREATE VARYIOUS TEXTURES IN HER WORK WAS SIMPLY AMAZING.

laliaga says: Texture, texture an more texture!! A wonderland for the eyes and the mind!

Jacinto says: Naomi was one of the best artist studios I checked into out of the 23 I visited. I can see her work displayed at The Brooklyn Museum. Her art with cement, photography,texture and the stroy behind it is amazing. I went the 1st day and had to bring a friend back the 2nd day to experience it as well.

sarah1 says: Interesting ideas all around her work. very well done.

CrownHeights2007 says: Unique, singular, worldly.

MichaelBrenner says: Her three dimensional works are very alive and her willingness to take on controversial subjects is brave and well done.

cindyll says: Hi Naomi, I found your work to be deeply personal - it stands apart. I am glad to have had the chance to see it up close and I hope that many others will also have that opportunity. Best to you. - cll

maronark says: Deeply moving juxtapositions of the ephemeral with the permanent, touching with the jarring, visually arresting, shocking and yet, so often beautiful.

esequira says: creative use of media

maria.cosmi.1 says: THE BEST!!!!

Joerg-Kuehnelt says: Naomi has found a way to express her visual and non-visual statements on different levels of abstraction combining two different and not intuitively compatible materials