GATES OF JERUSALEM
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.
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.
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.
Acrylic and Burlap on Laminate
60 x 60cm
The Damascus Gate is portrayed here in burlap to represent the fabric of its history. Earthy in color and texture, it is a passageway to markets of old for people in every generation.
Wood chips and Acrylic Paint on Glass
60 X 75cm
The Flower Gate, by virtue of its name, evokes a sense of color and perpetual renewal. In this piece, the vivid color is embedded in a backdrop of Jerusalem stone pastels, black and white. This once again evokes the image of Jerusalem as ancient yet modern, muted yet vibrant. She is a city adept at balancing her opposites, urging them toward harmony for the good of all.