|Andres perez Mujica Prize, 53rd Salon of Visual Arts Arturo Michelena , Valencia, Venezuela, 1995.
Honorary Mention, 12th San Juan Biennial of Latinamerican and Caribbean Printmaking, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1996. (The book: “The creativity of Evil”)
According to Talmor, man participates in an almost unconscious way in the transformation of his surroundings. Collectively and anonymously, he constructs small altars through the daily piling of diverse pieces of debris in the stingy structures of the city. This imperceptible creative process is discovered from different angles through the alternate and critical, but nostalgic and sentimental, glance of a committed artist. The series "The Creativity of Evil”, The apparently de-contextualized image, result of the artist's exploration of the chaos of urban reality, invites a new reading of our surroundings and of the actions which culturally already form part of our self. Sewers, grates, deteriorated by contamination, gas, water and electricity vats stripped of their covers, become, by way of Talmor´s photo etchings, reinvented esthetic icons, an entire world of symbols that speak to us of a process of creation through destruction. As always, art, and this time Lihie Talmor, allows the extremes to unite and conjugate the most dissimilar perceptions.
María Estela Girardin
Sofia Imber Museum of Contemporery Art
Caracas, Venezuela, 1996
The Creativity of Evil or The Circle of Flowers is an artist’ book, containing twelve original prints by Lihie Talmor and poems by Edda Armas.
The edition consists of 25 copies in Arabic numerals, 5 copies in Roman numerals and 2 unnumbered copies Hors Commerce.
The prints were realized through the techniques of photo- etching, aquatint, dry point and burin, printed by Lihie Talmor and Eva Rodríguez.
The texts were printed on silkscreen by Luis Adrián León (Carúpano) and Nerio Moreno.
The paper used is Arches 350 grams fron the Arjomari House of France.
The translation to English is by Ruti Talmor.
The graphic design is by Annella Armas.
The case was created by María Teresa Armas y Nader Khan Shaghaghi.
The authors were in charge of the general direction of the project.
Printing was completed on the 15th of July of 1995, at the end of the full moon in Caracas, Venezuela.