'This is not land'
Solo exhibition, 2022
Observing and experimenting with the ceramic material led the creator to research the limits of pottery and its nature.
The research came about in the range between the studio and a random wandering in nature and examining the 'holy land' as a raw material.
In the last two years, Ila collected a collection of pottery based on color, texture and geographic location and cataloged it according to firing temperature in the ceramic kiln. Thus, a colorful and material lexicon was created that devours the territorial cards that define the map of the Land of Israel, a sort of colorful domino, placing the land of the Jerusalem mountains near the border of Lebanon or near the sands of Egypt.