Let’s dance…

Jerusalem: Hava Nagila, is Megsie’s response to Trump and (subsequently) Morrison’s decision to move their respective Embassies to Jerusalem; a provocation that will inevitably trigger dire repercussions in the perpetually fraught Middle East…

 

Megan Bottari, 'Jerusalem Hava Nagila', lost wax cast uranium glass, mixed media

Megan Bottari, Jerusalem: Hava Nagila, lost wax cast uranium glass, mixed media

 

Megan Bottari, 'Jerusalem: Hava Nagila' (blue light detail)

Let’s dance: Jerusalem: Hava Nagila (black light detail)

Megan Bottari, 'Jerusalem: Hava Nagila' (blue light disco)

Megan Bottari, 'Jerusalem: Hava Nagila' (uranium glow)

 

Historically the political wounds are dark and duodenum deep; the Wars of the Crusades, and every military offensive and unwelcome interference since, are now overlaid with clear and present danger and increasing affront. In this piece the celebratory dance of the Hava Nagila evokes strains of whirling dervishes, and the ammo is an intemperate live-fire exercise underscored by the unholy spectre of nuclear ‘treaty’.

The horse trading over such a universally emotive site as Jerusalem is unbelievably outrageous in itself. To Donald and Scomo: a pox on both your houses.

[And now Golan Heights! This is what happens when a fool is handed the keys of high office. And as for Pompeo’s gormless remarks about Trump being sent by God….!!! Come on America – time to dig out your moral compass. Please. (n)Ed]

 

Megan Bottari, 'Jerusalem: Hava Nagila', lost wax cast uranium glass, mixed media

 

 

 

Joyful start to the brand new year…

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Wedding bells and happy ever afters; the continuing tale of the Owl and the Pussycat…

 

Megan Bottari, Happy Ever After (from the Owl and the Pussycat series), lost wax cast Australian lead crystal

Megan Bottari, Happy Ever After (from the Owl and the Pussycat series), lost wax cast Australian lead crystal

Megan Bottari, Happy Ever After (from the Owl and the Pussycat series), lost wax cast Australian lead crystal

Megan Bottari, Happy Ever After (from the Owl and the Pussycat series), lost wax cast Australian lead crystal

Megan Bottari, Happy Ever After (from the Owl and The Pussycat series), lost wax cast Australian lead crystal

And anchors away for a lazy cruise across azure kelp beds…

 

megan bottari, surf and turf (kelp beds) 7

megan bottari, surf and turf (kelp beds) 8

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Megan Bottari, Surf and Turf #11 (Cruising the kelp beds), lost wax cast Australian crystal

 

Megsie