F.I.G.U.R.E Me

A figurine is a small sculpture depicting a woman or an animal that was used by different cultures throughout human history. The figurines of each period are characterized by different materials, production methods, morphologies, and uses. Archaeological excavations have uncovered figurines that were used as amulets, sacred objects, and symbols of fertility, from which one can learn about the beliefs, rituals. and everyday life in ancient civilizations. F.I.G.U.R.E Me presents a series of figurines that individually portray typical aspects of Israeliness. Each figurine carries a cultural symptom, local folklore, or a common code of conduct, and the project suggests placing them on the longstanding continuum of ancient figurines. The contemporary versions on display were scanned using a three-dimensional scanner, and were designed and rebuilt as figures in today’s Israeli society. 



Shaul Cohen, Tamara Efrat