Ornit Bassan - Vision


Ornit Bassan was born in Port Harcourt, a port city in Nigeria
Grew up near the Atlantic Ocean, alongside beaches of "Mile Thirteen", Ghana
In Tel-Aviv, the "Country Club" beach was a refuge from a strict high school
Another big ocean, the "East River" in New York, where Ornit Bassan spent her academic studies, and the Hampton shores were a calm summer weekend retreat from the big city
Since her return to Israel, Ornit lives near the sea
Like others, she  finds hersself loving it with a real love
Maybe because it symbolizes truth
Not an absolute truth, although over the world its level is absolute
A subjective truth, because it is reflected differently by each observer
From every vantage point, the sea looks different; hence, the truth is different
Sometimes above us, at other times- below us, but always there
So is the sea
Sometimes painful, at others- easing
Real or misleading
So is the sea
Salty in taste, serene to the eye
White, when frothy
Black, when calm
Recedes when you approach it
Traps, when you enter it
Such is truth
Because it has its own life