Jewish Bookcase. 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 160x160 cm
The bookcase serves as an important centerpiece in every Jewish home, containing entire worlds. This work functions similarly, showing a series of vignettes depicting moments of Jewish life as if reflected in the glass of a bookcase — a chanukiyah, havdala implements, ritual hand washing, men and women praying and learning, a scribe writing sacred texts, a man holding a Torah scroll, and more. Each square in this visual bookcase is like the spine of a book, uniting to symbolize the bookcase of Jewish life.