Israel Hadany Sculptor

What is called “pure art” travels into the artist’s innermost consciousness and psyche. This is the “environment” where its stimuli emerge and its roots thrive. “Pure art” interrogates and scrutinizes the artist’s world, interrogates and perfects the expressive means with which it builds emotional and cognitive structures in the private space of the artist’s workshop. On the other hand, environmental art is made for and within public space. Unlike so many outdoor sculptures, it is not wrenched out of its “private” context to be transposed into public space, but, rather, originates in the artist-environment relationship, out of which it takes shape and evolves. A work created in private space and a work rooted in an environmental context differ in the openness and listening they command. In the latter a taut dialogue is conducted between the environment’s mental and physical uniqueness and the artist’s creative idiosyncrasy.