Friends  I  Michal Arzi

It is possible to be generous to the other, but also to dismiss him. It is possible to raise a hand and to reach out a hand. The word hand (in Hebrew: yad) appears twice in the word friend (in Hebrew: yadid) and represents two hands joint together to create an interpersonal contact. In the past year, touch has become so important to everyone.

The piece weaves together 352 hands in different colors, creating one warm, diverse, and trusting human tissue. The artist wishes that the Israeli people and the whole world will have the chance to become friends, with themselves and with every hand that they will meet along the way.