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Ayala Meidan

Ayala uses various and varied techniques in her illustrations, which are usually not larger than A3 format. The work she created for the hostel is her first mural, and while thinking of dealing with such large scale, Ayala created a unique and creative technique consisting of a type of collage of papers and textures glued to the wall, on which she painted with a delicate brush. Ayala says: “I was born and raised in Tel-Aviv, and when I started thinking about painting on the hostel’s wall it was clear to me that I wanted to portray Tel-Aviv as it’s seen through my eyes. First, I thought about the technique that would represent Tel-Aviv. In my opinion the collage represents it best, as its messy, one pasted on top of the other, a bit impromptu but also colorful, full of life, joyful and aesthetic. All the buildings drawn were inspired by more or less familiar Tel Aviv buildings (also look for the hostel itself), and together they depict two other elements representing the city Flower pots and bicycles. After I created the city, it occurred to me to put something unexpected in it, to take the familiar Tel Aviv and put magic in it. I felt I had the opportunity to fulfill a dream for myself, sharing the unconventional event in a familiar and everyday city. The flying whale decided to appear almost by itself and fulfill my wish.”

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