Hand painted stainless steel and sand, measurements variable
World touring exhibition – shown in London, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Singapore, Berlin, Linz, Untergroningen, Seoul, Kiev, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portugal.
Blackfield is a space-specific floor installation, containing up to 20.000 steel etched flowers deriving from 19th Century Victorian encyclopaedias. The work reflects over notions such as perception and perspective, and in its delicate modesty the installation brings up powerful questions regarding life and death.
“This breathtaking installation… presents a graphically stunning opposition between Edenic and the ashen…” Leah Ollman, ‘Critics’ Choices’, Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2009
“Zadok Ben-David mersmerising at Shoshana Wayne Gallery” Laura Gatewood, LA Fine Arts Examiner, April 30, 2009
“…Blackfield thus blossoms from a two-dimensional still life drawing into three-dimensional landscape, fluttering with suggestions of life and death, paradise and cataclysm.” Roni Feldman, ‘Blackfield’, The Magazine, August 2009