Art@Site Mark, Michael Lazar Lewis The Man from Tel Hashomer

Mark Lewis, Michael Lazar


The Man from Tel Hashomer

Topor Garden, Sheba Hospital
We wanted to create a powerful sculpture, a sort of modern take on the classical Greek and Roman works in marble that are found often missing heads and arms. The name was meant to be similar to the way the ancient sculptures are sometimes named (e.g. the"Venus de Milo" - Venus of Milo).
The resultant art is a product of a conversation between two individuals, driven by the original idea, yet continuously modified by the forms that the metal itself chooses to take.
The sculpture is actually entitled"The Man from Tel Hashomer". It was completed in 2004 in steel. The sculpture is actually one of the first we did in a unique style of work that we have been developing quite successfully since then.
Marc Lewis & Michael Lazar have been working together since 1998. Their common interest is to develop a form and dialog of sculpture that has not yet been expressed or developed. The concept of working raw metals as opposed to casting and cutting fascinates both artists due to its complexity, refusal to yield and the violence and danger inherent in the process.