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[34] Instalation
[34] Instalation

2011, Aluminum foil, H 180 cm.

[33] Two Big Flowers
[33] Two Big Flowers

2010, Aluminum foil, H 180 cm.

[32] Frame
[32] Frame

2010, Aluminum foil

[31] He and She 3
[31] He and She 3

2010, Bronze, H 69 cm.

[30] Two Figures
[30] Two Figures

2010, Bronze, H 16.5 cm.

[29] Pregnancy
[29] Pregnancy

2010, Aluminum casting, H 47 cm.

[28] Dance 2
[28] Dance 2

2010, Bronze and aluminum casting, H 88 cm.

[27] Couple
[27] Couple

2010, Aluminum casting, H 38 cm.

[26] Cat
[26] Cat

2010, Aluminum foil, L 68 cm.

[25] Three
[25] Three

2009, Bronze and aluminum, H 85 cm.

[24] Dance 1
[24] Dance 1

2009, Bronze and aluminum foil, H 85 cm.

[23] He and She 2
[23] He and She 2

2009, Bronze, H 85 cm.

[22] Two
[22] Two

2009, Bronze and aluminum foil, H 85 cm.

[21] She and She
[21] She and She

2009, Aluminum and aluminum foil, H 85 cm.

[20] Cat with Turtle
[20] Cat with Turtle

2008, Aluminum foil and stone, H 40 cm.

[19] Two Flowers
[19] Two Flowers

2008, Aluminum foil, H 85 cm.

[18] Debate
[18] Debate

2008, Aluminum foil, H 37-65 cm.

[17] Breakdance
[17] Breakdance

2008, Aluminum foil, H 64 cm.

[16] Shy Woman
[16] Shy Woman

2008, Tin, H 20 cm.

[15] Athlete
[15] Athlete

2008, Aluminum foil, H 30 cm.

[14] Image A
[14] Image A

2008, Tin, H 16 cm.

[13] Tiger
[13] Tiger

2008, Aluminum foil, H 30 cm.

[12] Small Man
[12] Small Man

2008, Tin, H 20 cm.

[11] Three Images
[11] Three Images

2008, Tin, H 16 cm.

[10] Shy
[10] Shy

2008, Bronze, H 52 cm.

[09] Small Bronze
[09] Small Bronze

2008, Bronze, H 30 cm.

[08] Images
[08] Images

2008, Aluminum foil, H 67 cm.

[07] Woman in Bronze
[07] Woman in Bronze

2008, Bronze, H 65 cm.

[06] He and She
[06] He and She

2007, Aluminum foil, H 69 cm.

[05] Figure
[05] Figure

2007, Aluminum casting, H 34 cm.

[04] Abstract 2
[04] Abstract 2

2007, Aluminum foil, H 24 cm.

[03] Abstract 1
[03] Abstract 1

2007, Aluminum foil, H 24 cm.

[02] Trees
[02] Trees

2006, Aluminum foil, H 29 cm.

[01] Hanoukia
[01] Hanoukia

2006, Tin, H 34 cm.

Miriam began to shape her silver figurines by chance. One day, holding some aluminum foil that was lying on her desk, she began to finger it and slowly a figure emerged - a slender, unarticulated figure whose humanness shone through. This is how Miriam began to sculpt in aluminum foil, a fascinating material: shiny, but such that when bent, loses its sheen. It is malleable but surprising, soft, and yet - at times - razor sharp.

At first everything was small-scaled, very fine delicate figures, nearly etudes. Later on, wishing to give her figures more volume and enlarge them, Miriam built a metal wire construction. Eventually some of the sculptures were cast in tin, aluminum or bronze, and each material lends its own uniqueness to the figure, making it look a bit different.

Having grown larger, many of the figures became more abstract. They were suddenly “standing on one leg”. Suspended on a hair, they seem more human, strong yet vulnerable,

perhaps the essence of the human genum. They appear to bend with the wind, tilting to one side or the other, wishing to stay grounded but still aspiring to keep moving.

Miri Krymolowski, Curator

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