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The Porcelain brings foreign qualities of stillness and stone like sensations that enhanced the date tree tactility.  Photo : Leonid Padrul, © Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.
A series of imprinted bowls; different parts of the tree’s bark were used in the imprint process. Photo : Leonid Padrul, © Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.
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By actions of deconstruction I found poetic within the tree both in terms of matter and meaning; on one hand the date tree heralds life in the desert, offering shade, food and construction materials to all desert inhabitants therefore it symbols strength and life . On the other hand the date tree has a fibrous fragile inner structure. Photo : Leonid Padrul, © Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.
Palm fibers
A trunk cut off reveals the inner structure of the date tree. I casted porcelain into the open section of the trunk and fired them together to isolate the texture and structure. Photo : Leonid Padrul, © Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.
Each palm inflorescence is covered with shell. In this work the shell is sewed to a flat bowl of porcelain. Photo : Leonid Padrul, © Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.
Sample from the research on the palm as a cultural symbol

“Sinsaney Porcelain” , a new project designed for The Seventh Biennale of Israeli Ceramics.

The date palm tree is a central part of my region’s culture and identity. The objects in this group of work investigate the form, structure, sensuality and symbols of the palm tree by deconstructing it and reconnect it with Porcelain.
The material language of these objects aspire to capture a sensual local vision.