The Three Pillars of Abraham
DESCRIPTION"The Three Pillars of Abraham - a project that visualizes everything I feel about what goes on in the world between people of different cultures and religions, in this case, the Abrahamic religions. Although the three are patriarchal religions, I chose a woman to identify the religion with. Back in the old days, before the monotheistic religions, there was paganism, with the female figure in the center, the one who bore fruit, the one from whom all is born and given life. Religions can do good and can build bridges between people and nations. Since the creation of monotheism, and its different splits and interpretations, man has known strife, hate, fear, division, manipulation of the masses, war, and conquest. It is the female force in my work that creates, that holds this fragile world together, the world that cries tears of blood, with the sole reason of confronting us in asking if we can not do it differently?”
AUTHORErika N. Tal-Shir is an artist, portrait photographer, and co-founder of Beamcollective. She was born and raised in Belgium and moved to Israel in 1994. Erika has always had a creative soul, always looking for new ways to express her imagination and creative sense. After finishing Photography Studies in Studio Gavra Tel Aviv, she perfected her skills and knowledge with internationally recognized photography masters like Sue Bryce, Tracy Willis, Paulina Duczman, and others. She found that the camera gives her the maximum possibility to create her vision within her world of imagination, often rising from the need to keep innocence, faith, and beauty alive. She is an active member of WPE, MPA, and TPM..Art Market Magazine awarded her the Gold List Award in 2021, and one of her works was exhibited in Milano at the Biennale in October 2021. Erika has reached the Masters's level at TPM(The Portrait Masters) by Sue Bryce.