Ophira Spitz - An artist statement
My art includes painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. I am influenced and inspired by various aspects of nature and botany, environment and topography and cartography.
My drawings have repetitious forms, like an embroidery pattern that spreads and expands, while its general look brings up the association of an organic form, a climbing plant or a fossil. In my stone sculptures series the surface is covered with shredded geographic maps, and their amorphous form alludes internal organs. Through my art I aim to merge and combine various worlds,
and my technique, respectively, is varied and extends from laborious crafts to free and automatic acts. The actions of experiment and play, dismantling and assembling, create a new body that seeks to undermine reality and raise questions on its significance and feasibility.