I am interested in collaborative work.
Making Judaic art brings together so many parts of myself. I am drawn to biblical forms based in nature. The Zohar describes the explosive origins of the universe moving from darkness to light in ever expanding layers of illumination Putting back together pieces of the vessels holding God's energy, and the shattered s glass of synagogues during Kristalnnacht allows me to pay homage to my family history and give back in a small way to our blessed Jewish community.
When my home synagogue, Bet Shalom invited me to make the Ner Tamid for our first sanctuary in Hopkins, in 1995, I had little idea how this would transform my life and artwork. Since then I have dedicated my art life to designing and making Ner Tamids for synagogues all around the world. What a blessing to share in the creative spiritual journey with each of these holy communities!
I work primarily on commissions initiated by synagogues, architects and former clients.I often personally deliver and install my artwork as I value the connection with the communities I create with. Sometimes I also do an artist in residence weekend with the religious school.