Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Artist Draws Mazes to Help Kidnapped Israeli Soldier.

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Artist Draws Mazes to Help Kidnapped Israeli Soldier.

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One of the Maze Portraits of Gilad Shalit
One of the Maze Portraits of Gilad Shalit
2009-03-17 19:00:33 - Maze artist Yonatan Frimer has drawn and publicly released four 'maze portraits' of kidnapped Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit. The illustrations where created in an ongoing effort to forge solidarity with the Shalit Family and for luring awareness to the fact that Hamas has kidnapped an Israeli soldier who is still being held hostage for nearly 3 years.

March 17, 2009 (FPRC) --

For Immediate Release:
March 17th 2009
- Tel Aviv, Israel

Artist Draws Mazes to Help Kidnapped Israeli Soldier.

'One of my colleagues recommended the idea to me.' says Yonatan Frimer, 31, the artist of the portraits, 'We noticed that with all the media buzz surrounding the possible release [of the captured soldier Gilad Shalit] by Hamas, there was

still only a handful of pictures being rotated in the news and on the web, we had to do something, anything.'

Frimer, who typically draws mazes of celebrities and political figures for Ink Blot Mazes (www.inkblotmazes.com) quickly put his skills to good use and created several maze portraits of Gilad Shalit from four of the more common pictures in the news and web.. The images were submitted to the local press in Israel and also forwarded around the internet in grassroots chain emails.

'We've had our mazes published in newspapers many times in the past.' explained Frimer, 'But this is the first time anyone from Ink Blot Mazes has created something that was used a political tool. We are all very proud of this development and intend to continue finding ways of inspiring political change through artistic impression.'

The four images of Gilad Shalit can be viewed and downloaded at:

All images courtesy of Y.Frimer of Ink Blot Mazes

About Gilad Shalit
Gilad Shalit is an Israeli soldier who was kidnapped in Israel in a cross border raid on the crossing Kerem Shalom from the Gaza Strip on June 25th, 2006 and has been held hostage by Hamas ever since. Shalit, a soldier of the IDF's Armor Corps, held the rank of corporal at the time of the incident but has since been promoted to staff sergeant.
Shalit is the first Israeli soldier capturedby militant Palestinian forces since Nachshon Wachsman in 1994. His abduction and the following cross border raid by Hezbollah, resulting in the abduction of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev into Lebanon which very quickly triggered the Second Lebanon War in the Summer of 2006.

About Ink Blot Mazes
Ink Blot Mazes (www.inkblotmazes.com) is a puzzles production house, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, creating primarily maze portraits of celebrities and politicians. Each of the portraits is a real maze that has paths and traps just like a regular maze. Some of the more famous subjects drawn by Ink Blot Mazes are Barack Obama, Woody Allen, Bashar Assad, Shimon Peres, Keanu Reeves and Bill Clinton.

Media Contact:
Yonatan Frimer, Maze Artist
Ink Blot Mazes
Po Box 35022
Tel Aviv, 61350

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