The animals are partially covered by brightly colored epoxy resin and acrylic paint and surrounded by pearls and zircon gems. They appear to be trapped in a morass of color.
Bar-Amotz grapples with questions of identity and social values in her "Happy Days" series. Under the guise of playful animals and colors, she shows how some Israelis are stuck in difficult political realities that surround them.
Bar-Amotz was awarded the 2012 Andrea M. Bronfman Prize, which is designed to serve as a showcase for Israeli decorative artists. You can see her work online or in person at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art through October 31, 2012.