A CULTURAL TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH BACK

Shimon Peres, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The State of Israel, April 28, 1993:
    
"Judaism, from ancient times, forbid us the use of images and likenesses in our art. But this prohibition gave us license to plunge to the depths and soar to the heights - in pursuit of artistic truth. We were forbidden to content ourselves with all that is material, external, and superficial - thus opening us to the profound and the sublime.

The sculptural works of Ezra Orion are an original, prototypical creation - so characteristic of the daring of this gifted artist.

The idea of sketching sculptural figures in the solar system is the product of artistic audacity; the result of the compulsion to wrestle with nature; the outgrowth of creative accomplishments on earth."


Shimon Peres