The Way Things Shall Be - A fig tree is a fig tree is a fig tree

The Way Things Shall Be is a follow up to the project The Way Things Were. This project emerged during the second phase of the course Creativity, Symbolism and Metaphor. A five-week exploration of who do I wish to work with as my future population and what my work with that population might look like concluded with this environmental art therapy project. The fig tree holds many symbolic (universal, cultural, and personal) meanings. In this work I addressed the fig tree as a symbol of Israel, and a symbol of the 1997 helicopter disaster in northern Israel, in which my young brother was killed along with 72 other soldiers. In the future, I hope to work with Israeli population suffering from trauma due to the Israeli/Arab conflict.

Environmental art therapy