Three Pine Trees, 2022

Pine tree Needles / each between approx. 40-50cm diameter

(sponsored from the Kunststiftung Sachsen Anhalt)

The three circles are woven from the needles of three different pine trees collected in Israel:
The pine tree (Pinus pinea), which has been planted in large quantities throughout Israel since the 1940s, was imported from Europe and until today it has not adapted to the local climate. It is a central cause of frequent forest fires in the Jerusalem mountains. The Aleppo pine, called “Jerusalem pine” in Hebrew, is widespread in the Mediterranean region and is the only one of the three species native to Israel. Today it is rarely found, as is the Canary Island pine, also imported, whose long needles led to the development of this traditional weaving technique.

Photo: Mirsini Artikianou
Photo: Natasha Shakhnes
Photos: Brigita Kasperaitė