Givat Haviva

Totem

 the Jewish-Arab center, 2002

It was created in cooperation with Etti, the director of the arts center and with Said from the local council. The tree trunk waited at Ein Shemer and was donated by Shlomo Erel. The team that cooperated on this project included Harubi, Tal Bashan, Mirwat Issa and Shlomo Erel. The teenagers came from the Arab village Meiser and from the regional schools. It was an intensive two week process during which the young people got to know each other, then pick and carve symbols of peace.

Symbols from top to bottom:

The dove of peace — always finds its home

Dolphin — happiness, playfulness, intelligence

The sun — shining on the dove’s chicks

Hands — that emerge from the roots and reach towards the golden-heart flower located in the center of the sun.

 

Givat Haviva Totem

Totem Gallery

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