I first begin to work on a commission, the most important question
to be answered is "how do I incorporate artistic vision
into a design that boldly demonstrates what it is I'm thinking
about, and simultaneously also satisfies the desires and requirements
of the client?" By listening carefully to the client, each
piece becomes a one-of-a-kind artwork that is more expressive
than a merely functional piece. I believe the examples
on this page are all valued as much by their owners as they
are by me.
Jacobson Memorial Torah Crown
& Rhodium Plate over Brass, with Jewels
15" x 9" x 9" 1990
crown is six-sided, with each side shaped like the Tree of Life.
The 12 jewels suspended from the upper "leaves" represent
the 12 tribes.
The Illuminated Path
Wood, Plexiglas and Electronics
57.5" x 23" x 10" 1989
Walnut, Brass & Paper
8" x 3-1/2" x 1-1/4" 2000
Illuminated Path is an Eternal Light commissioned by a local
Synagogue. Inside the wood cradle (whose shape reflects the ark)
is a plexiglas box which in turn holds acrylic hemispheres, one
for each of the 613 mitzvot. Each mitzvah is written in color
across the face of a hemisphere, and when the light from the fixture
above the cradle enters the box, it refracts and bounces from hemisphere
to hemisphere in a blaze of color.
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