Seven Species. 2020. Paper Cut, Silvering, Canson 160g, 23x23 cm

Seven species of plants (Shev’at ha Minim). Fruits for which the land of Israel is famous: Wheat, Barley, Grapes, Pomegranate, Figs, Honey, Olives. Each of them has its own meaning: wheat is human food. Barley is animal food. Grapes wine is made from bliss, it helps to be cheerful and strong. Pomegranate Jews are «full of commandments, like pomegranate seeds». Figs Adam and Khava «sewed» clothes for themselves from... fig leaves. Honey dates honey, which is described in the Torah. Olive is a bitter food. Teaches us to work in exile when we feel bitterness that we are far from the Most High.

Seven Species