Eli Gross There are many ways to Ithaca, mine goes through painting I have always had a limited degree of self-expression. In between family and work I voiced only words till I picked up a brush and started to paint. Via painting I can touch and create new voices. It is my art which symbolizes my exploration for contentment, serenity and tranquility. I paint my knowledge which I have picked up on my way to Ithaca. I never had a world of my own. I lived in an ivory tower of career and family. I had only words, but no personal expression. In painting I have created my private world with personal touch that I pour into My works of art work symbolize our search for happiness in life, a desire to touch the light, nature and to acquire content and insights in our journey to each of us own private Ithaca.