1929-1937 – <em>Monument to Work and Defense</em>, Batia Lishansky

Batia Lishansky (1899-1992) was a pioneering Zionist sculptor, and this sculpture in the Hulda Forest was the first of several memorial sculptures for which she received commissions. The Hulda agricultural station was attacked during the riots of 1929, and three defenders were killed. By drawing the viewer’s focus to the several tools at the base of the figures, Lishansky emphasizes the agricultural nature of the locale. At the dedication of the memorial, the hope was expressed that the land would be conquered by work and not by sword. (Image by Y.S., public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)