Collaging Realities

 The Messianic Shofar

Messianic Ram

The ram that was sacrificed in place of Isaac was
a special creature designated at the time of Creation.
From it was made one horn or shofar that was heard
at Mount Sinai. The second horn will be heard
at the advent of the Messiah.

The Birthpangs of the Messiah

Birthpangs of \Messiah

The Messiah is often represented by the final Mem in the Hebrew alphabet,
which looks like a lid on a three-sided Bais. The Messiah will "put
the lid" on the Bais, which is the first letter of Creation and the Bible,
closing all four sides into a holy cube of infinite revelation. 

The Etz HaHayim or Tree of Life depicted as a palm or staff of wheat,
whose fruits or seeds are a kabbalistic array
of nine sephirot and including Keter (colorless marble) on top
and Daat in middle (without ring and in black and white).
On the right set of rings in blue spectrum are Hachma, Hesed and Netzah.
On left in red spectrum are Bina, Gvura and Hod.
In the middle the yellow-green rings are Tiferet, Yesod and Malchut.

mixed media (acrylics, painted rings & marbles) on canvas,
27 1/2" x 38" (70 x 97 cm)

 The Mystery of the Bird's Nest

Bird's Nest

Perhaps the most bizzare commandment
in the Torah is the precept  to frighten away the
mother bird from the nest, if you want to take
the eggs or goslings, which  has nothing to do
with being "kind" to animals.
According to the Kabbalah, it is a parable
about the Messiah, who conceals himself
 in the Chamber of the Nest,
until the time has come to reveal himself.

mixed materials on canvas
27 1/2" x 19 3/4" (70 x 50 cm)

Non-Local Reality

Non-Local Reality

Since the development of quantum mechanics
and other "discoveries" of modern physics, our innate
understanding of the objective "physical" world

has been irrevocably changed.
If an electron can be at two different places,
simulaneously & unpredictably, how much more so
our infinite soul can transcend the
 limitations of time and space.

mixed materials on canvas
27 1/2" x 19 3/4" (70 x 50 cm)

The Two Jerusalems: A Diptych


The Midrash teaches us that hovering over 

the physical and mundane physical city of Jerusalem
is the vision of the Supernal City which awaits
for the auspicious moment
when it can descend and illuminate the world.

mixed materials on canvas
diptych: 2 paintings each:
22" x 31 1/2" (56 x 80 cm)

Making the Green Line in Jerusalem

A canvas representing an abstract vision of  the city of
Jerusalem was slashed by vandals
which caused me to recreate and collage it against
a perforated screen painted in green -
a symbol for the divided city
that the enemies of Israel would like to realize.

 mixed materials on canvas
  20" x 27" (50 x 70 cm)

All paintings are gallery wrapped on stretcher (no staples shown) and can be  hung without external frame.

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