Rose Bleed

 

Sigalit Landau, Israeli, born 1969
Rose Bleed, 2003
Bronze
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Gift of David First, Los Angeles, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
A squatting figure, human yet resembling some sort of squat lavatory, attempts to defend itself from impending blows. “Though made with compassion,” the artist says, “this is a raw portrayal of a subject exposed, and in expectation of violence.”