Ezra Orion, Israeli sculptor, Died at 81

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Ezra Orion was born in 1934, and passed away in 2105, he was an Israeli sculptor.

Ezra Orion was born on Kibbutz Beit Alfa. The family moved to Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan when he was five.

In 1952, Ezra attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, but left after a year of studies to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.

From 1964 to 1967, Ezra attended the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London.

Ezra lives and works at Midreshet Ben-Gurion in Sde Boker.

He describes his geologic structures as “launching pads” for the mind.

In the late 1980s, Ezra executed an “Intergalactic Sculpture” by sending a Laser beam to the Milky Way under the auspices of the Israeli Space Agency and the Israel Museum.

Ezra died at age 81 in 2015.