I went to my dentist on Friday. Not a big deal. I have a pain that I thought was a new cavity. One X-ray some poking around later, it turns out that the more liable explanation is gum inflamation. Thew – I got off lightly.
Anyway, when I got there I lay down in the chair and what do I see? I see the picture I have shown here on the right. My dentist is a patron of the arts and a good customer of mine and he has hung this painting in the surgery right opposite the dentist’s chair. I suppose the peaceful Jerusalem atmosphere of the picture will calm even the most agitated patient.
Apparently they get a lot of people asking about the picture and complimenting it, so I left a stack of business cards with the receptionist.
He also has other original work on display at the surgery including a great mosaic covered aardvark that looked like sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle at the Jerusalem zoo, only smaller. I forgot to ask him who did it.
So here’s a free advertisement for him in return. Dr Howard Metz, dentist in Beit Shemesh. Highly recommended – and also good for a discussion about art movements, exhibitions and some beautiful original art on show.