Fountain in Ashdod Gan Ha’Ir Square
Inspiration sources and design concept:
22 – pairs of three stainless steel beams in red, yellow, and chrome colors (reflection of the blue sky from the city’s logo colors)
“In November 1956, a month after the Sinai Campaign, 22 first immigrant families arrived.”
Resurrection – the metal beams with a formal cut that simulates motion and an increase in momentum
“Ashdod was and is the city that receives the largest immigration in the country.” From the municipality site
The city has an experience of development, growth and constant growth.
Integration – The beams are leaning against each other
A perfect circular geometrical shape that creates a strong and whole structure together, such as a group of people sitting in this circle on the other’s knees, leaning and supporting at the same time. A social microcosm creates integration into a multitude of communities.
The Bride – The three circles of water on different levels (family, community, city).
As a native of Ashdod, I can testify from personal experience that my childhood experience in the city was embracing and family in several circles: the family, the neighborhood and the city. In Ashdod there were no differences between the ethnic groups, all of them were members of everyone and no one was assigned to ethnic background. The bride was the witness.
Steam that is sprayed in the body of the sculpture gives it volume and meaning day and night.
In the dark the steam is green and thus completes the four shades of the logo.
22 Ejaculation Falls from the upper circle (family).
22 archers for second circle (community)
22 vertical sprays on the rim of the third circle (city)