Train Carriage K322

Part of "Empty House" group project, The First Station Complex, Jerusalem

 chalk‭, ‬ink‭, ‬pigment‭, ‬paint removers‭, manual and electric grinding‭, ‬gold leaf and varnish on tin

350/1800 cm
2014

The work, which is both action-art and a finished work at the same time, relates to the false nostalgia that exists in the shopping complex in which it was placed. Each part of the hundred years old carriage was manipulated by a different artist in the group. My action on the carriage reveals the different layers of time and with the gold leafs that were put gently on it emphasizes it’s uniqueness, distancing itself from the clean industrial look of the complex.

© Meydad Eliyahu