On the Sculpture Terrace
3 works by Naomi Blake FRBS
Royal Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA
The Royal Society of Sculptors is delighted to be showcasing the work of Naomi Blake FRBS with an outdoor exhibition on the sculpture terrace - free for all to enjoy. The exhibition celebrates Blake as part of the Society’s ‘Pioneering Women’ project, which shines a spotlight on the lives, careers and legacies of the talented and extraordinary women at the heart of the organisation.
Naomi Blake was a Fellow of the Society and her story really is one of the most extraordinary. After surviving Auschwitz and escaping a Nazi death march, she started a new life in Palestine and was involved in Israel’s war of independence. It was during her recovery from a shot wound that she started to carve an olive branch and commenced her awe-inspiring journey as a sculptor. Blake’s sculptures symbolise hope and optimism in the face of adversity, a message which surely resonates with us all at the moment.
The works on display are:
Memorial to the Holocaust, 1999
Man Against The Odds III, 1986
The works are kindly loaned by Blake’s children, Jonathan Blake and Anita Peleg.