Acacia in West Field, 2001, oil on
canvas, approx.100 x 134 cm., 39" x
the Acacia Series
The Acacia tree, referred to in the Bible as the Shitta, is widespread in the Savannahs of Africa. Its farthest northern habitat is Israel's Negev region. The tree, from which the Biblical Ark of the Covenant was constructed, is sacred to the Bedouins. A vow taken under the tree may not be broken. When migrating to other grazing grounds, the nomads of the Sinai desert hang their extra belongings from the boughs of this tree for storing, confident that no one will steal their goods from this holy tree....This is a special tree... growing in this arid land apparently against all odds, and is a source of fascination for me.
Ripe Wheat and Acacia , 2012, oil on canvas, approx. 75 x 100 cm
Radiating Acacia, 1996, oil on canvas, 61 x 102 cm., 24" x 40"
Mid-Summer Morning Acacia, 2013, oil on canvas 45 x 60 cm,, 18" x 23"
Mid-Summer Afternoon Acacia, 2013, oil on canvas 75 x 76 cm,, 29" x 29"
Far Afield Tree on Ploughed Ground, 2001, 55 x 75 cm, 22" x 30"
Field and Daisies, 2001, oil on canvas, 73 x 99 cm., 29" x
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