Often, how the world looks depends on your point of view. An installation by Zadok Ben David brings the point home. Blackfield is basically a field of steel botanical specimens modeled from old textbook illustrations, embedded in a thin layer of sand. Viewed from one angle, it is a depressing field of black flowers set against a backdrop of white sand. Move to the other side and the dull field of black and white becomes a vibrant display of colorful flowers. Blackfield is one of the few artistic installations that can take your breath away not just by its beauty, but also by the concept behind it. The artist behind this thought-provoking installation is a London-based Israeli sculptor and conceptual artist who won the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Prize for Best Sculptor in 2005.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.