Artist Orna Ben-Ami
Medium: Welded iron and charcoal drawing
Dimensions: 29H x 23W in
Original Artwork Price: $7,500
For the artist, softening the iron is like softening life. When translating from the personal, the local, and the global, each subject deals with its own expansive contexts which makes it hard to find grounding. Beginning to deal with each narrative demands the ability to lean in and find something to hold on to. Orna believes as women and art converge, art becomes stronger than the resounding masculine attributes of iron materials.
“I share my stories, my feelings, my memories, my wishes, and my life. And my hope is that viewers will see themselves, and their own stories in and through my works. I want people to find their stories in my story.”-Orna Ben-Ami