Israeli-born artist Orna Ben-Ami uses the medium of iron to juxtapose hard and soft, rigid and fluid, heavy and ethereal, permanence and transience, and stillness and movement. A delicate silk dress, a folded mattress, an embroidery hoop, wrinkled paper, and old photographs all tell new stories when translated into welded iron. Her unique take on the relationship between material and concept creates an unexpected yet sophisticated dialogue between the dualities she brings together, utilizing one end of a spectrum while evoking the other.


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