The term “wallflower” usually is used to describe a person who stays clear of the center of the action. Perhaps this individual prefers to observe rather than participate or perhaps shyness creates an insurmountable emotional barrier. While many may see this kind of person as meek or mousy, Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollack made the wallflower their mascot.
Over the summer, the creative duo presented Wallflower, a full-length work housed in the sculpture gallery of the Tel Aviv Museum.
“A wallflower is someone who stays close to the walls, who leans on them,” explained Pinto in a recent interview with The Jerusalem Post. “We used the walls a lot in this pieces. The word ‘wallflower’ has such a different meaning in a gallery. It’s like a work of art hung on the wall.”