Tale of a Tree (2002) by VERA TAMARIDalloul Art Foundation
Vera Tamari is a Palestinian artist, educator, and curator born in 1945 to a creative Jerusalem household.
Tamari celebrated the endurance of the Palestinian people through this sculptural installation, Tale of a Tree (2002), which included 660 tiny clay trees and a photo transfer print on Plexiglas.
At the time of this installation, Israeli forces were destroying olive groves en masse to make way for the construction of the Apartheid Wall: as the barrier separating Israel from the West Bank is known among Palestinians.
She produced hundreds of small olive trees in clay as a healing act while uttering within: “For every uprooted tree, I will create a new one!”
She painted her fragile trees in bright pastel colors as a gesture of hope.
From the full biography of Vera Tamari by Wafa Roz