2024 Symposium May 9 - June 1

People As Trees

ARTIST: Tanya Preminger

HOME: Israel

LOCATION: 88 Temple St.


People are like trees.

In art, poetry and literature, artists have long humanized the plant world.  They compare people to trees.

“People as Trees” visualizes these metaphors.

The roots are like legs, and the branches are like hands.

We are bound by our spiritual roots in our land and just as trees pull their branches, we strive for heaven with our spiritual aspirations. 

MATERIALS:  Found Granite Remnants


Tanya Novozilova Preminger was born in Taganrog, Russia, and earned a MA degree from the Surikov Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia. In 1972. Tanya and her family moved to Israel, where she teaches and works in various media: environmental art, site-specific art, ephemeral art, sculpture, installation and photography.
She is best known for her land art projects and large- scale stone sculptures. Her diverse body of work has been displayed internationally in numerous exhibitions and symposiums. Tanya received 21 prizes, has participated in
over 240 symposiums, competitions and group exhibitions worldwide. Her monumental works and environmental projects are installed in more than 38 countries around the world. In 2008 Preminger founded the “Green Gallery”- an open-air gallery for Land Art in Arsuf Kedem, Israel.

Sponsored in memory of Dotty Silber by:
Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja and Bogdan Golja
Kathy and Larry Hersh
Carol Kaplan
Elliot Lasky
Mark Levine
Liz Racioppi
Marcia Weiss