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Art & Life with Michal Greenboim

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michal Greenboim.

Michal grew up in Israel, in a small town called Pardes Chana, which means Hana Orchard. When reflecting on her childhood, she says “the town was full of orange, avocado and mango orchards. I remember exchanging our avocados for the neighbor’s mangos. The kids would walk over to their neighbor’s homes for story time or a piano lesson. I would go with my father to pick oranges from our orchard. These memories are what inspire my photographs, they remind of who I truly am.”

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
In “Orchard Trail” I create photographic diptychs. These photographs were taken as individual images over the years, as daily responses to the world around me, as in a visual journal, and later paired. In examining the photographs I realized that I had subconsciously been photographing my childhood. The pictures in front of me held deep memories of curiosity, innocence and wonder. They were my remembrances, wandering in the backyard, exploring moments like the sound of a tree or a bird in the sky… I want the viewer to evoke their feelings and memories.

Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
Just continue making art and participate in portfolio reviews.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
In 2018 I had a solo show in the Griffin Museum of photography in Winchester MA and in Davis Orton Gallery in New York.

Now you can view and purchase my collection on my website. I am working right now on my next show in the San Diego area.

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