Yaron Bob fashions roses out of pieces of Qassam rockets that are fired out of Gaza at residents in the area. With just a hammer, anvil, and furnace, Yaron melts, molds and sculpts rocket metal into gorgeous flowers. It is our hope that Yaron's roses remain very limited edition pieces.
Yaron Bob is an artist and blacksmith who lives in Yated, a small Israeli community near the border of the Gaza strip. After several close calls with rockets firing into Israel territory and landing only meters away from him, the trauma he endured led him to begin his life project – taking rockets that have been shot into Israeli territory, disassembling them, and sculpting them into symbols of peace. His project is entitled: “Rocket into Roses.” His goal is to somehow let the world know people in Israel are not hungry for war, and what they really want is a bright and beautiful future.