An exhibition inspired by the poetry of the poet Yossi Gamzu. Participated in the opening of the annual poets’ festival in the “Beit Shalom” Art Gallery, Metula, May 2017.
The exhibition features 12 colorful and rich artworks inspired by the poems of the poet and Israel Prize laureate Prof. Yossi Gamzu. The name of the exhibition “The God of Simple Words” is taken from one of Gamzu’s poems, and the other pieces are inspired by his poems – A Parting on the Beach, The Other Jerusalem, The Armored Corps Made History, The Wall, ‘Where are the girls’, ‘Just a weekday’, ‘The small hours of the night,’ ‘Tonight, to the promenade,’ ‘This is Jaffa,’ and ‘Lilach wants to pick the moon.’ Miriam has always loved Gamzu’s poems. A few years ago, during the poets’ festival, the poet Gamzu approached Miriam, said that he had finished writing a poem, ready to be composed, about Metula and the Tanur Waterfall, and asked if she would be willing to embroider the poem for him. The request touched Miriam, and she embroidered the words of the poem, while using a century-old historical photograph of the Tanur cascade from the museum in Metula.
This initial connection between the poems of the esteemed poet, whose poems and songs are the inalienable assets of Hebrew songwriting, and the works of Miriam, created a heart-opening exhibition that is fascinating in its composition and content