Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Dove of Hope by Daniella Flakowicz

Today I'm showing the work of a wonderfully talented Israeli artist; Daniella Flakowicz.

I met Daniella when she attended my bead-embroidery workshops a few months back, and as you will be able to see, she took to bead-embroidery like a duck to water! :-) Although I'm not surprised because if you check her website, you will see she is a woman of many artistic talents!

When Daniella described this piece to me and the reasons why she created it, I had goose bumps all over and tears in my eyes. This piece is not only stunning, but the reasons behind its creation are so touching.

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This is what Daniella had to say about this piece:

"Here is the dove of hope... created with all my thoughts and concern for Gilad Shalit. I ended the work on day 900 of his captivity ,which is 21600 hours !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Imagine.

Each bead was carefully embroidered as one hour of Gilad's time.
I hope and pray he is released as soon as possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have dedicated this project to Gilad's mother as a very small thing I could do to be with her.

I thank you Triz for teaching me the art of bead embroidery, so I could combine it with my love of painting and colours, even though I limited the colours to white and shades of blue, colours of our national flag .

I hope as many people see this dove of hope, so we don't forget our Gilad, a son of ours. "

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The Hebrew words are from a proverb from the bible: "that our sons shall return to our borders"

I can't really add much more to this.... the piece is stunning, its sentiments are even more beautiful.... I'm deeply honoured that I had a tiny (tiny) part in teaching this technique to such a wonderful artist, and I too pray and hope for the speedy release of Gilad Shalit!!!

If you are unfamiliar with who Gilad Shalit is, please visit http://www.habanim.org/en/gilad_en.html and read more about his story.

16 comments:

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are w/ this beautiful family for the safe return of their beloved son...this piece/peace is obviously not just stunning, but so deeply meaningful...I know Triz, that Daniella is BLESSED to have met you...I hope she sees your most thoughtful post...hugs and love...

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  2. That piece is as breath taking as the sentiment behind it. Thank you for sharing

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous piece.
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  4. that is a fantastic dove, and when you learn of the artist's underlying meaning, it is just that much more beautiful.

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  5. It is absolutely stunning. I am still amazed, every single day, what you wonderful beaders can do with such tiny little beads.

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  6. Absolutely stunning piece...as are the sentiments...as a mother and a Canadian with my son safely at home I wish a speedy and safe return for young Gilad!!!

    Cheers

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  7. Absolutely stunning and thoughtful story! It shows the meaning behind things that are made by hand. Peace.

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  8. no words...only awe. Thank you for sharing this piece.

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  9. The piece is amazing. Truly a powerful piece.

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  10. Amazing beadwork, and a touching story. Thank you for sharing this!

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  11. this dove is incredible


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  12. Wow what a beautiful work of art,thoughtful.

    Ms Recipe

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