Duality by Esther Gurevich

Brooch  /  Classical
Published: 13.07.2021
Esther Gurevich
Brass, retractable, paint, gold plate.
Photo by:
Shlomi Bernthal

I speak Hebrew, but my family speaks  Russian. I was born in Israel, but my family made an Aliyah from the Soviet Union. In school, I learned Hebrew literature, but I learned Russian literature at home. I am surrounded by Hebrew letters everywhere, but at home, I am surrounded by Russian letters. The Hebrew language represents my connection to my surroundings, but Russian represents my connection to my family. In this project, I express the split in my identity, and the duality of my mind, using letters in both Russian and Hebrew in one piece of jewellery.
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