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Menashe Kadishman


Sheba Medical Center - Tel Hashomer
Ramat Gan





Description A welcoming sculpture at an entrance to Sheba Medical Center
Caption "In the Birth Series, the winding line curves in and out, as if trying to express in iron the pangs of birth and the bursting forth of the new born into the world. The pain and anxiety of the mother inherent in the birth process, together with the life-force of the newborn infant, intertwine. Kadishman is perhaps the only artist to relate to the sentence "in sorrow shall you bear children", by Mordechai Omer.
From the artist's web site:

To see other sculptures by Menashe Kadishman: 
Hitromemut at Habima Square in Tel Aviv: ]
Birth at Tefen Industrial Park: [
Continuum at Weizmann Institute: [
Sacrifice of Isaac at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art: [
Suspense at Tel Aviv University: [

Other References http://www.kadishman.comAbout Menashe Kadishman by Arturo Schwartz: