Friday, April 06, 2007

Yaniv Shapira Menorah

Picture is courtesy of Yaniv Shapira who made this work under the influence of Uri Ofir's research about the Jewish origin of the Star of David from the Menorah in the Tabernacle, where the candleholders had the shape of the Star of David. The shadows of these stars are also in the shape of our national emblem, with -and even without- lighted candles. The body of this original menorah looks to me like a shofar (ram's horn) and this effect doubles the Jewishness of this whole masterpiece. The work is one of about 30 items presented now in the Star of David Exhibition in Yavne Gallery, which was opened on 23 March 2007. Curator is Roni Reuven.

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