Looking back to Israel

As part of my self-administered art therapy, I have been defacing and reconstructing over a decade of paintings.  I’ve reached 57 now – all of which will be shown/sold/given away/destroyed at my Open Studio in May 2019.

Meanwhile, before I embark on the next stage in my creative life, I spent some time going through old sketchbooks from 30 years ago, to understand what moved me to pick up a pencil or paint brush back then.  One particular time – between 1989 and 1992 – I spent a fair amount of time living in Israel ‘discovering myself’ through a difficult period.  Being in Israel book-ended my first art-school experience, so I was highly charged creatively.  I share below some pages from my sketch books and scribbles, some of which may be of interest to anyone who has spent time at Kibbutz Kfar Menachem.