The Kissing Wall, 04:44min, 2012

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The Kissing Wall body of work depics the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and its traditional Jewish Ritual. Returning to my homeland, Israel, where I visited the most renowned and sacred site in Jerusalem, the Western Wall and performed the Wailing Wall ritual; focusing on the aspect of kissing the wall; examining the intersection between the spiritual, erotic and object. 

Following the video, upon my return to America, I created my own private wall in my studio made entirely of kissing with lipstick

"eroticism it is about loosing yourself and become one with god and religion"/ George Bataille 

The Kissing Wall, Installation View

The Kissing Wall, Lipstick on canvas, 10’x 8’, 2012

My Kissing Wall, Lipstick on canvas, 9'x 7', 2013

The textures of the wall, various make up products, 4'x 4', 2013

The Kissing Wall, Lipstick on canvas, 10’x 8’, 2012

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At the Wailing Wall, I also made molds of the stones according to my hand size and made replicas from these molds in my USA studio, creating souvenirs of a souvenir. 

Taking a mold from the Western Wall

Western Wall kisses back (from an original stone mold), plaster, lipgloss, 47"x113", 2012

The touching wall (from an original stone mold), plaster, 3'x5', 2012

Pocket Kotel (from an original stone mold), 17''x17'', 2012

Western Wall kisses back (from an original stone mold), plaster, lipgloss, 47"x113", 2012