Noam Rabinovich was born in 1950 in Kibbutz Dafna and graduated from the Tel Hai Academic College in 1980.
Rabinovich began his artistic career using iron and stone, with fission and soldering techniques. Later he dealt with agro-art.
One could say that Rabinovich’s work focuses on process and development. For instance, he was occupied for a long time with the development of a garden in one of the side channels at his Kibbutz, Beit Hashita.
All his works are based on his knowledge and research into indigenous vegetation of Israel, on extensive historic-cultural appreciation and his personal and emotional connection with agricultural processes, which he turns into symbolic actions.
These actions transform into searches for hidden, fertile soil and routes of energy in nature. The sculpture in the park also faithfully reflects his overall artistic approach.
Rabinowich has displayed solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions across the country. He teaches at Emek Hayarden College and at the Haifa Museum of Art.
He has won the Schiff Award (1982) and the Science, Culture and Sport’s Minister’s Prize for Visual Art (2007).
This sculpture is made of a row of flat stones descending from the edge of the cliff to the plateau behind it.
The surfaces of the stones were cut in the quarry to create a smooth, uniform texture, highlighting their bright shiny color.
The stone row descends like a channel for carrying water, and at its end are three stones forming a shallow pool, a ‘plot’ in the words of the artist. At the head of the row, two stones form a gateway pointing to the water path.
The concept behind the sculpture refers to the tension between the barren desert and the desire of man to live there, despite many difficulties.
Here, too, like the works of Hava Mehutan and Dov Heller, the artist knows that the sculpture will never be able to collect the sufficient amount of water to sustain life in the desert – therefore it is but a poetic reference to the subject.