Custom made Guitar by Jos Guitars, Tel Aviv, Israel
Hand Painted by Miriam Cabessa
Fender’s Fat 50’s
Maple & Amaranth Neck
Gotoh Strap Locks
Painted with Oil and Gold Dust
Miriam Cabessa’s paintings are reminiscent of seismographs: made through very controlled body movements without the use of a brush. They trace Cabessa’s own breathing patterns. Her collaboration with Yael Herman and her choice to paint directly on leather constitute a natural and playful extension of her art practice. The slowed-down motion of her painting process stands in sharp contrast with our average walking pace. By becoming wearable objects, Cabessa’s “action paintings” are thrown back into perpetual motion. The resulting shoes are highly comfortable, providing the body with an enhanced sense of stability and balance.
100% Silk, handmade Tibetan Weave, 100KPSI, 168×253 cm
Miriam Cabessa, “Sea of Galilee Carpet”
The Kinneret, a silver freshwater mirror, the symbol of fulfilling the dream of being contained, embraced, hugged, welcomed, by the holy land. A feminine source of fresh water fed by the flow of the Jordan river, surrounded by trees and bamboo. A violin shaped, eye and body soothing lake merging sanctity and secular as a baptism and resort place all in one.
Having said that, a national anxiety is attached to the Kinneret, a basic survival dread of water sufficiency. The question of whether we have enough water to drink and use for agriculture brings the water level of the lake to the news and media with constant discussions about our water sources and rain amount. The Kinneret water level is an indicator of how blessed we were this winter, the country is in constant worry of how she, the Kinneret, is doing, like a mother worrying for her daughter’s well-being.
The Kinneret, whose name goes back at least 3500 years, holds the pride of such a long history, religion and holiness. It is a star in the Israeli poetry. Rachel, one of the mothers of Hebrew poetry, lived on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and her burial place, overlooking the beautiful blue waters, is to this day an attraction point in Israeli culture.
The Kinnereth is a sweet Israeli childhood memory, going there on weekends, enjoying the countryside of this beauty, the lake, swimming in the sweet water, wind surfing, fishing, sun-bathing.
I moved to Israel when I was 3 years old from Casablanca, Morocco. My parents bought a home in Tiberias and the Kinneret became my heroine, seeing her image from my balcony day in and day out. Preparing a topographic map is bringing the Kinneret home.
For Morel’s 45thanniversary, Miriam and Morel collaborated to bring to life the movement of sound. Through the use of gold liquid, Miriam created a visual glimpse of the waveforms that are the basis of sound.
There is no sound without movement. Movement is the basis of sound, soundwaves are not just the frequency but the currency in which we deal. This is evident in Morel’s fluid and modern design, form follows function philosophy. A Morel speaker commands the attention of your eyes just as much as the sound emanating from it commands the attention not only of your ears but your entire body and soul.
Cabessa’s works are known for interpreting movement, for having a dynamic flow and rhythm. Often she uses unique breathing techniques to give her patterns more life on the canvas. Morel asked Cabessa to start by listening to their speakers, and only then to translate and interpret her experience into a work of art.
Her works shed a unique light onto the experience of Morel. It is almost a spiritual experience.
Trays painted Cabessa, various sizes and shapes, iron, 2021