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Saban, Ody

Ody Saban was born in Turkey and, as the daughter of a Sephardic Jewish mother whose second husband is a Muslim, she carries some rather overstuffed cultural baggage and attitudes. In her art she uses the calligraphy and embroidery of the one visual tradition and the creatures and legends of the other.

Saban has been drawing since she was 16, when she moved to Israel. The titles of her work are very important to her, like poems. She tattoos the silk or mousseline paper with ink, sometimes glazing the colours. There is no perspective to her drawings, no horizon, no unique vantage point. Saban draws on her own life for subject matter.