The Translucent Paper Cut Torah
2014, Aluminum polycarbonate and wood
Height 120 cm., Diameter 42 c.m
Signed by the Artist.
Over two thousand years ago during the Hashmonaim dynasty,(2nd-century B.C.E) the Essenes cult settled in the ancient city of Qumran in the Judean desert by
The Dead Sea. They stored the holy scrolls in cylinder shaped canisters. During archeological diggings in 1951-1956, the Torah scrolls were found in excellent condition. The top and bottom of the Torah cylinder is made of Aluminum and are reminiscent of the ancient jars in which the scrolls were found. Aluminum was chosen for its lightweight and durable shine. The cylinder is made of two thin polycarbonate sheets with a paper cut image of an olive tree. That tells the family history of four generations. The Torah parchment can be viewed through the thin polycarbonate sheets. The Crown is made of a three-tier aluminum structure decorated with Remonim and golden Bellis.
Each work is signed by the artist.