Is this bonsai? Does it matter?

An interesting thing happened. Recently, I’ve been working with a group of urban eco artists on their installations for the Jerusalem Season of Culture arts festival, which will take place in September 2016.

One of their key pieces is a massive installation focusing on the emptying and decay of one of Jerusalem’s iconic town squares. Once the bustling center of the city’s urbanite culture, a thriving meeting place of Jerusalem’s extremely diverse populations, the changes of the past two decades have gradually gutted the square, emptied it, and rendered it a mere shadow of its past self. Continue reading