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A sculpture at the Green Gallery.A sculpture at the Green Gallery.Photo: Zach Pontz
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When art meets the outdoors, the result can be nothing short of inspirational.

The Green Gallery, an outdoor art space in the town of Arsuf Kedem, just north of Tel Aviv, Israel, is a beautiful melding of art and nature.

A sculpture currently on display at the Green Gallery.'Guarded Flower' by Orian Meron greets visitors at the entrance to the Green Gallery. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

The small town's fields, which sit on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, were empty for many years before residents there decided to make them the backdrop to dozens of sculptures by local and international artists.

The point of the Green Gallery is, according to the administrator's website, "to display art in and from nature, and ...that the works exhibited in the gallery will have something from the harmony of nature."

A sculpture made of glass jars at the Green Gallery.The Green Gallery exhibits a rotating list of sculptures from local and international artists. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

Main entry point of the Green Gallery.This path leads to the center of the Green Gallery. On the left is a garden with 100 different species of trees. Past it, and to the right, are fields filled with sculptures. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

A sculpture at the Green Gallery.Sculptures such as this one hover over the fields of Arsuf Kedem, a small community outside of Tel Aviv. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

One of the Green Gallery's paths.Several paths allow visitors easy access to the sculptures and the ability to wander through the Green Gallery. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

One of the sculptures at the Green Gallery.The Green Gallery is the result of a concerted effort by residents of Arsuf Kedem to use the town's fields for something productive.(Photo: Zach Pontz)

A sculpture by Dani Manheim at the Green Gallery. Dani Manheim, an artist and one of the directors of the Green Gallery, is responsible for this sculpture, titled 'Device.' (Photo: Zach Pontz)

Cliffs along Israel's Mediterranean coast.The Green Gallery is located on a site overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: Zach Pontz)

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