Keter: (which means Crown in Hebrew)
Fabric Collage, Embroidery, Antique Torah Cover Remnants;
72" x 36", 2005
The Wellspring From Which All Life Flows, was inspired by the Jewish ritual of the Mikvah. The ritual purification bath that Jews utilize to cleanse themselves prior to High holy days, before marriage ceremonies, after menstruating, or to acknowledge a life transition. Keter, represents the Crown of the Infinite Source from which all things emanate. In this collage, I used fragments of old Torah covers that have the Ten Commandments embroidered on them. they are stitched to two trees of life on either side of the cascade descending from the Crown. The fluids represented are; rain, salt water, amniotic fluid, blood, milk, semen, tears, The Black Fabric surrounding this image represents the Universe that we can see, filled with stars, and the universe that we cant see, blackness, yet beyond what we cant see, life continues it's ceaseless flow represented by the continuing cascade of symbolic waters.
The Well Spring of Life, From Where All of Life's Fluids Emanate
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