ram at twilight"The ram was created at twilight on the sixth day of creation"
Inspired by various Midrashic texts concerning the ram which Abraham would sacrifice in place of Isaac. (Pirkei Avot 5:5, Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer 30)
Medium: Acrylic and India ink with polimer emulsion. Canvas 45 by 55cm
soul wrestleYaacov soul wrestling
"And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled with him. And he said: 'Let me go, for the day breaketh.'…"(Genesis 32: 25-27)
Joseph the slaveSo she grabbed him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" But he left his garment in her hand and fled and went outside. (Genesis 39:12)
Part of my ongoing "passing the cloak" series - exploring the role of the garment in scripture.
Rape of TamarThe Rape of Tamar (cloak series)
Acrylic 70cm by 90cm
"Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her…And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of many colours that was on her; and she laid her hand on her head, and went her way, crying aloud as she went."(Shmuel 2, 13:18-19)
when she could no longer hide him...With the hope of bringing the text to life, I used real bulrushes and a basket which is "smeared with clay and pitch."
(Shemot -Exodus 2:3 -5)
Acrylic 70 by 90 cm
DanielThe Figure of Daniel sits in a state of deep contemplation- one hand placed on his heart and the other on his forehead. This represents the balance of the heart and intellect that man should aspire to in order to see the Truth.
The three lions, each with his own rock, represent the outstanding characteristics of the three Patriarchs and the foundation stones on which the world stands.
Rivka dresses Yaacov"And Rebecca took the costly garments of Esau, her elder son, which were with her in the house, and she dressed Jacob, her younger son"(Genesis 27:15). Acrylic on canvas, mixed media
"If this is so, why am I?" (Parshat Toldot)
Rivkah represents the Jewish Mother in her full capacity to understand how her actions and labors have a direct bearing on whether or not her children realize their full potential for good or for evil -an awesome responsibility!