Signed by Artist - No two exactly alike. Handcut cut and assembled, fired and slumped.
In the Torah, the Tree symbolizes the Jewish people. The Roots are the ancestors, the Trunk corresponds to the people of Israel who were redeemed from Egypt, the Branches represent the tribes of Israel, and the Fruit are the good deeds performed by each Jewish soul.
This piece symbolizes the parting of the Red Sea as described in Exodus 13:17. God commands Moses: "Raise your staff; stretch your hand over the sea and split it. The Children of Israel will come into the Sea on dry ground."
Israel was the name God gave to Jacob. Jacob had twelve sons, and the families of these sons became the twelve tribes of Israel. This menorah depicts the present day "Children of Israel" to be found in every corner of the world
The technique of fusing glass goes back to biblical times. Layers of glass are cut and then arranged in a kiln to be fired to a temperature of 1550 degrees when it becomes one piece of glass. A second firing is required to form the piece into a bowl or platter. Slumping into a mold may create variations of crackling in the precious metal letters.
Inspired by the colorful collage of the Judean Hill villages surrounding Jerusalem.
With its deep colors and bubbles this piece brings to mind the Mediterranean Sea and the shores that surround it