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"A road, a cypress tree and a star" / Dan Birenboim at the Hasadna LeOmanut in Yavne

Landscape paintings as a rule and cypresses trees in particular, are among other things, a statement on borders, territory and belonging. The cypress tree, which is located in Israel, symbolizes the borders of orchards and rural pathways that were and no more. The cypress trees who defended the orchards against winds and weather were still in their place for many years even after the orchards were uprooted and gone into oblivion. It is also possible to see them frequently in Jewish and Muslim cemeteries, as well as in the Christian cemeteries, which link the cypress with death and farewell to life. Read more

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