A Journey with a Plastic Bag shares with the reader an inspiring journey of creative personal development. The personal writing, the original images Roni creates out of plastic bags and her fascinating photographs, reveal a surprising dialog between them. The book stimulates the artist within us: the images grow from visual images to metaphorical observations. The reader is invited to experience the hidden creative process, to bring forth personal associations and to process experiences, feelings and emotions. The use of plastic bags as raw material for this creative process is both surprising and original. The bag undergoes a metamorphosis and is transformed from n-recyclable rubbish into a sculptural image, imbued with subjective meanings by the reader. In this way, the book passes on an indirect, albeit important ecological message about recycling and sustainability. The book is intended to fascinate and inspire audiences interested in the creative process, personal writing, and the relationship formed between art and therapy. The unique combination of Roni's being an artist, writer, art therapist and martial arts trainee (Judo and Tai Chi) culminated in creating this book.
Roni Meshulam Abramovitz was born in Tel Aviv in 1963. She graduated from the Department of Industrial Design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and from the Art Therapist's Training Program at Beit Berl Academic College. She is an art therapist and art teacher for the disabled and those undergoing rehabilitation; a computer instructor and therapist for people with special needs, as well as practising Judo (1st Dan) and Tai Chi as a way of life. Roni is married to Aviel and is the mother of Gal, Matan and Noam. She lives in Hod Hasharon, Israel.