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The contrast between light and darkness is an iconic template. Aviva'
Shemer's art is an expression of an evolution. A brief history of the
triumph of light. The evolution is of stubbornness in its most
positive sense. Stubbornness of the present light putting all of its
power to expand its sphere of influence. It comprises the optimism of
the spirit of the enlightenment not from a missionary approach but as
a feeling radiating from within and from deep study of the Kabbala.
That same process of the triumph of light is the realization of the
power hidden within it and the actualization of its potential. Thus
another purpose of the artistic work can be derived not just to make
us appreciate the beauty harmony and aesthetics but also to lift our
spirits. Three concepts are hereby offered to help understand Aviva
Shemer's art. The concepts are conflict sequence order. The conflict
described here is an internal conflict of the soul. Light and darkness
wrestle one another within. Internal dramas are described here. Colors
contrasting as part of the design of various figures creating a
feeling of order forming within the chaos. The internal world is given
precedence in the process of perceiving the world and in the process
the artist goes through in dealing with it. The sequence is maintained
while describing the continuous conflict between light and darkness.
Living colors expressing the vitality of existence and the vitality of
the inner struggle. The power of introspection is an expression of
will power awareness and willingness to struggle with it. The creation
of a new order from the chaos is a perpetual dramatic experience. The
light is traveling within the human soul. A light to show the way. The
miraculous way in which the light appears transforms its presence from
a potential existence to an actual event taking place within a
person's soul in every given moment. The power of light is expressed
in its ability to lead in its monumental presence in its decisiveness
and in its role in setting the path. It gives the viewer a feeling of
clarity optimism calm and radiance. Furthermore it expresses the
spiritual nature of matter. That nature is evident in the artist's
abstract perception that has something of the Remez an allegorical
reading of canonical texts. In Jewish tradition light is spiritual and
signifies a connection to an abundance and this is symbolically
imparted to the viewer. Another question is the choice of letters.
Using the symbolic language of letters the artist seeks to create a
different order. It seems that the purpose of Aviva Shemer's art is to
influence the viewer's awareness, and to do so in a somewhat cathartic
way. The light expresses order beauty and also the heroic and the
sublime which affect our awareness. We have here a sequence of
artworks with an optimistic spiritual message .The optimism is
expressed not by ignoring the darkness but by our capacity to contain
it within us. During a conversation I had with the artist she quotes
from the Hassidic literature: Says Rabbi Nachman When you reach joy
pursue sadness bring it into joy and than your joy will be complete.
The inclusiveness is therefore a central motif in Aviva Shemer's art .
Aviva Shemer chooses in this struggle between light and darkness to
create light within her self and radiates that wonderful synthesis of
light joy and unity.