GATES OF JERUSALEM

LION'S GATE

Arcrylic on Wood

50 X 136cm

The Lion's Gate is the first gate I painted. It inspired the concept for this series. Painted on a rescued cabinet door, it was destined to continue to serve as a portal, or at the very least to symbolize one. The narrow surface initially presented a challenge. It ended up framing the entrance and drawing the viewer in further, on the pathway to the Western Wall. This is perhaps the most meaningful piece to me. I was privileged and honored to hear a firsthand account from a fellow artist of his experience at this scene. He shared his personal recollections, taking part in the very battle that led to the liberation of the Old City in 1967.

Lions Gate Jerusalem Art

שערי ירושלים

ZION GATE

Acrylic on Canvas

80 x 90cm

The Zion Gate is pocked with holes which hearken back to bloody battles. But the prophecies of redemption and consolation prevail. We have begun our return. May it continue and flourish.

Zion Gate Jerusalem Art

JAFFA GATE

Multimedia– Acrylic and Collage on Paper

60 x 44cm

The Jaffa Gate is arguably the most used gate in our day, for locals and tourists alike. The vibrant water color juxtaposed with the antique frame remind us that we are continuing centuries of passage through the holy cobbled alleyways of the generations before us. The support of the South African Jewish community is just one example of how Jewish hearts have been “in the East” over the long centuries of exile.

Jaff Gate Jerusalem Art