"Up & Beyond through Motion"

The Olympics between Earth & Heaven

Ink drawings inspired by the Olympics Games in Rio 2016

The path of the athlete is a path of effort, adherence to the goal, and determination to achieve optimal performance. The spirit of sport provides moments of inspiration and seems to draw its strength from inexhaustible sources.

When we get to watch the highlight moments of athletes who have been training for many years with a strong belief to succeed in their decisive moments, we are often filled with feelings of admiration and appreciation in the face of the sublime effort that led to the realization of the goal, to the victory of the spirit.

Like the athlete, the artist also strives to achieve a high goal, with great effort, to bring the very best to the stage. The drawings in this exhibition were created with a Japanese brush, soaked in black ink, which creates on the paper's fibers a sharp contrast between a black stain and a bright white space. The hand that holding the brush transfers the entire reflected being into the paper, and in one moment the whole world is treasured within it. The black color absorbed and assimilated that powerful flowing inspiration, that feeling of fulfillment, with maximum precision and impact.

Just before the Olympics Games opened in Rio 2016, I recognized an extraordinary opportunity - to experiment with expression and drawing people with movement. I took a decision to follow the Games through an artistic brush stroke that would give me the opportunity to turn from a passive viewer to an active observer.

The experience of watching the Olympics and Paralympics Games was empowering. The ambition and struggle of the athletes to be at their very best in real-time inspired me. The hand freely transferred those impressions and imprinted them with an intuitive, minimalist line on thin calligraphic paper.

The technique:

Drawings with a Japanese brush dipped in black ink on washi paper, in the Sumi-e technique, which is fundamentally based on the principles of Japanese calligraphy (lettering). From that point, the process of creating the book "Up & Beyond Through Motion" began. Want to read more? Click here for more details...

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The Book "Up & Beyond Through Motion" has led me to contact some Olympics Athletes Women:

"Up & Beyond Through Motion" exhibition in Kfar-Saba

A solo exhibition of dozens of ink drawings Between the dates of 16 June - 22 July 2021. The drawings were inspired by the Olympic sports. The exhibition was shown at the Beit Sapir Conservatory, Kfar Saba.

On the eve of the book launch and the opening of the exhibition "Up & Beyond Through Motion" on Kiryat Ono, 11 November 2019, The evening was held with the participation of representatives of the families of the victims of the Munich Olympics 1972. They received a copy of the book dedicated to the memory of their loved ones. The Olympic artistic gymnast Neta Rivkin showed a fascinating lecture.

A collection of the exhibition's comments:

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The book and the drawings have created a fascinating lecture that reveals the path, the content, and the special aspects and connections that were created

In the traveling exhibition, which has already been shown in several cities, dozens of ink drawings were inspired by the Olympic athletes who participated in the Olympics Games in Rio 2016.

This exhibition has another facet, beyond the Artworks, there is the book that corresponds to it. The book is dedicated to the memory of the 11 Israeli victims in the Munich Olympics Games in 1972.

The book also focuses on surprising and special connections - the Bible verses alongside the minimalist art ink lines of the Olympics athletics sports.

In addition to the exhibition, the artist also offers a fascinating lecture on the creative process and her insights from the journey.

The book "Up & Beyond Through Motion" is now on Amazon books store