ITZICK FISHER: One and One Is One
Do parallel worlds really exist? What if they do? What if…. there’s some way we could cross time beyond space and meet our alternate selves, the ones who are yet to be and the ones who already are? Richard Bach “One” . “One and one is one” is an installation about two that make the one. It’s about us and the other side we all have, like the good and the bad, like left and the right, like one and one is one. In here, a human figure is split into half to make two individual parts that talk, relate and complement each other and in that way make it into one again.
It Was Morning
Corten steel and protective paint $13,000 neg $650 each
Does an installation of 20 steel prints/sculptures resemble a flock of life size seagull figures assembled in the landscape? This body of work It is part of an edition of 100 similar works (“JLS”) where each of the works is produced from a single digital image/file in a way of laser cutting the image out of corten steel and followed by reforming each of the works by hand without a weld, on a one-by-one base to achieve a unique bird-like figure/object identified by a copper foot ring which is etched with the edition details such as number, title, artist name and year. The inspiration for this project is Jonathon Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, a book is said to be for people who follow their dreams and make their own rolls. “It was morning” is the opening sentence of this book that is said to be for people who follow their dreams.
Growing up on a kibbutz in Israel I had to go to school and work. Being a creative child, I joined the metal workshop and learned from the local master craftsman the in and outs of boiler making. It took 2 years of shaping lumps of still into practical objects using hand tools alone to get familiar and fall in love with steel. It was the old way of learning a trade, a trade I learned and practiced for over 30 years in three continents. Until the mid 90’s I was involved in making equipments out of steel for a diverse range of industries from transport and fashion to agriculture and the building industry. Following a life changing family situation l enrolled into my firstpainting class at the Chatswood Evening College in the mid 1990′s. That was followed by Julian Ashton art school, the Sydney gallery school and the college of finearts. From there on, through a process of discovery I went on makeink art that combines the flator the two dimensional image such as in print making together with the space in the three dimensional object. My interest is in exploring the way we humans think about our personal boundaries, about our own space, our freedom, our relation-ship with the world that is inside and outside of those boundaries. I am also interested in how people relate to each other and to all other things, our belief system – is there a God? Are we here by chance or fate?