Signed and numberd Serigraph, Ed 495
PHOENIX BIRD I
The beginning (out of the past) - The bright sun that appears behind the dark burnt tree - a beginning of a new day in a nation's life. The burnt tree on the right hand side, and the new bright colorful tree on the left - the beginning of a new life in the promised land. The bird that flies from the dark tree, the past, towards the bright colors, the future. The breastplate of the high priest which had twelve precious stones, represents the twelve tribes of ancient Israel and tells us the story of a nation struggling to come out from the ruins and flourish in a new (old) land.