Balloons Inflate Around Copper Forms in a Playful Reinterpretation of the Enigmatic Venus Figures

Although research suggests the ancient Venus figurines were created as totems of survival amid a changing climate, the enigmatic forms continue to puzzle historians, their exact cultural context and relevance unknown. The mysterious statues, with exaggerated physical features like large, distended bellies and generally plump appendages, recently inspired a playful project by Naama Steinbock and Idan Friedman, the designers behind Reddish Studio based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Titled “Venus of Jaffa,” the series interprets the prehistoric sculptures as lighthearted, impermanent forms. More

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