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    Shani Elkin

    Jerusalem

    Israel

    My icon inspiration is the city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem: holy capital for Israel and all religions. As a symbol and center of interest to all believers, it is the heart of many conflicts to this day. My inspiration reflects an ideal common life between Arabs and Jews. I decided to express this vision by using the unique ancient calligraphy of both religions, as written in the holy books. Following this vision a new calligraphy is born. The letters connect and fill each other, in a marvelous, fluid motion. For my piece, I have created a print on lace, on which you can recognize the letters (s) in Hebrew and Arabic, dancing harmoniously together.