Ezra Orion

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Ezra Orion
Tilted power field by Ezra Orion, Ramat Aviv

Ezra Orion (1934–2015) was an Israeli sculptor.


Ezra Orion was born on Kibbutz Beit Alfa. The family moved to Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan when he was five. In 1952, he attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem but left after a year of studies to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.[1] From 1964 to 1967, he attended the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London.

Orion lived and worked at Midreshet Ben-Gurion in Sde Boker.[2] Orion describes his geologic structures as “launching pads” for the mind. In the late 1980s, he executed an "Intergalactic Sculpture" by sending a Laser beam to the Milky Way under the auspices of the Israeli Space Agency and the Israel Museum.[3]

Further reading[edit]

Iron sculpture by Ezra Orion, 1966, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Orion, Ezra, Sculpture in the Solar System: From Geologically Based Earthworks to Astro-Sculpture in Leonardo, Vol. 18, No. 3 (1985), pp. 157–160.
  • Zalmona, Ygal, Ezra Orion/Tectonic Sculpture, Yeda Sela, 1982.
  • Kedar, Dorit. Conversation with Ezra Orion, Psifas Autumn 1994, Number 25, Pg. 34-35.


External links[edit]

  • "Ezra Orion". Information Center for Israeli Art. Israel Museum. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  • Ezra Orion collection at the Israel Museum. Retrieved February 2012.