His signature family of Bigfoot sculptures have popped up around the world from the Swiss Alps to the beaches of Costa Rica to Art Basel Miami. The big feet represent human kind’s universal attachment to the planet. “Despite our race or color, where we live or who we are, we are all connected to one paradisiac planet: one home,” explains French-Israeli sculptor Idan Zareski who creates his sculptures by instinct and emotion rather than sketches and never took a single art class.
The artist, who now calls Miami home, recently unveiled his latest work titled “And So?”, which serves an allegory for peace between Israel and Palestine. The piece is part of the Sagamore Hotel’s Peace 70 exhibition, which celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel.
In conjunction with this exhibition, Idan has a number of activations planned for this quarter as he approaches the 10-year anniversary of this Bigfoot legacy. They include:
Peace 70 Art Talk: Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm, Idan will have a talk with the Sagamore Hotel’s resident art advisor, Sebastien Laboureau, within the framework of the hotel’s Peace 70 exhibition which celebrates the joint 70th anniversary of the State of Israel. It runs through May 30.