ITZICK FISHER: …and on the fifth day

Corten steel, 2600 x 1200 x 1200mm  $8,500

According to the story of creation as told in the book of Genesis in the old testament, on the fifth day God created the great creatures of the sea and every winged bird. In this work, Itzick is employing the seagull as a symbol for all birds and all the great creatures of the sea as it is a bird that lives by the sea and is dependent on the creatures of the sea for its survival. By using the plates of which these birds were cut out of and form them into some sort of a birth place or a launching pad for these birds, Fisher is creating his own “fifth day”  demonstrating  that creation is eternal.

My first encounter with raw steel took place on the kibbutz  in Israel where I lived. I was exploring as I stumbled into the metal workshop. The man in charge  who knew me and my creative mind invited me in and said…go on, make something so right there and then I created my first steel structures “Don Quixote and Sancho Panza” out of metal bits which I collected around the place. On this day, this great man began a lifelong mentoring starting me first  on a  two years journey of filing steel shapes and learning as much as I could about this wonderful matter. It was during that time that I fell in love with steel and form… passionately, and I was just 12 years old…







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