The Holon Municipality initiated and established a unique environmental sculpture project, the only one of its kind in Israel - "Story Gardens" for which Israel's leading artists created environmental sculptures inspired by beloved and familiar children's stories. The project objective was to increase the awareness of and love for children's literature among the younger generation and new immigrants.
Thirty one Story Gardens are currently spread out among various neighborhoods and areas of the city. The sculptures, which were placed in public gardens, are surrounded by greenery and feature signage, benches and children's playground equipment.
This series of stamps illustrates the following sculptures:
Where is Pluto?
Artist Dorit Levinstein made a group of sculptures showing characters inspired by the children's story "Where is Pluto?" by Israeli author Leah Goldberg. The dog Pluto, the cow, the butterfly and the "family statue" cause many to stop and photograph these colourful characters.
On the tab is a detail from "Nehama the Louse" by Meir Shalev, artist - Israela Hargil.
David Gerstein's design for this huge sculpture was inspired by "Soul Bird", a story by Michal Snunit. The sculpture is constructed in painted iron. The bird's body has a number of many drawers each containing one chapter of the story. On the tab is a detail from the "My Uncle Simcha" Story Garden, author - O. Hillel, artist