Stones on Fire: Transcendental Textures of
the Western Wall and the Flames of L'ag B'omer


From a series of paintings inspired by extreme close-up views 
of the unique texture of the Kotel or Western (Wailing) Wall 
rock surfaces "married" to the flames from the L'ag B'omer bonfires,
revealing countless visages and faces, as if the Kotel itself
     acts as a spiritual camera "photographing" its millions of visitors.
 
 

Stones on Fire #1

stone#1

 acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
19" x 37" (48 x 94 cm)



Stones on Fire #2

stones#2

 acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
28" x 36" (71 x 91 cm)




Stones on Fire #3

stones 3

 acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
19" x 37" (48 x 94 cm)




Stones on Fire #4: My Dove in the Cleft of the Rock - יונתי בחנוי הסלע

cleft of the rock

 acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
18" x 24" (46 x 61 cm)
 
In the center of the painting one may see
the form of an angelic Dove,
suggesting
the above phrase from the Song of Songs (2:14).

The Dove symbolizes the Jewish people,
finding shelter from its
many predators and enemies,
by clinging to the Rock of Faith.



 

    

 Stones on Fire #5: The Women's Gallery

women's gallery

 acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
18" x 24" (46 x 61 cm)
 
In this painting one can discover various emerging faces
or visages of women, as if the Wall itself has recorded
and absorbed its many female visitors,
whose prayers are always heard, because they come
from the innermost recesses of the heart.






Stones on Fire #6

stones 6

 acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
28" x 36" (71 x 91 cm)







Stones on Fire #7

stones 7

 acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
28" x 36" (71 x 91 cm)

  


Stones on Fire #8

stones 8

airbrushed acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
18" x 24" (46 x 61 cm)






Stones on Fire #9 

stones 9

airbrushed acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
18" x 24" (46 x 61 cm)

Stones on Fire #10

stones 10

airbrushed acrylics & mixed materials on canvas
24" x 18" (61 x 46 cm)

Poster - Stones on Fire

kotel


Image size 18" x 12 1/2" (46 x 32 cm).
Signed by the artist.
 

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