Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tom Krepcio

hexagram glass art
Photo is courtesy of Tom Krepcio who made this Star of David engraved/sandblasted glass copper foil construction 9.5" circle, in 2000. Tom is devoted to stained glass and there’s a lot of info about this art on his website

Copyright: Tom Krepcio 2007
4173 Humphrey St. St. Louis MO 63116
phone 314 221 3296
Email: tom@krepcio.com

Church of S. Ivo alla Sapienza, Rome, Italy

In 1632 architect Borromini planned The University of Roma chapel, which was dedicated to St. Ivo, protector of the lawyers. Pope Alexander VII completed the church in 1660. The plan of the chapel is based on a hexagram.
Solomonic Symbolism in Borromini's Church of S. Ivo alla Sapienza
Pierre de la Ruffiniere du Prey
Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 31 Bd., H. 3 (1968), pp. 216-232

Eve of Redemption

Photo is courtesy of my favorite graphic artist nzdzeni who published it on Flickr and owns the Copyrights. nzdzeni added the folowing caption:

"This one was requested / inspired by Zeev [That’s me, zeevveez].
The shape of the Star of David alludes to the seventh day, the day of rest and *ultimately* redemption. The pictures in each part of the clock depict one day of creation according to the Genesis account".

According to my calculations (correct me if I'm wrong) we are presently at 17:47 in the afternoon on Friday. Shabbat begins Friday evening which was last Friday on 18:59 in Jerusalem, 19:21 in Telaviv and 19:13 in Haifa.
Since Balaam's prophecy the Star of David was always connected to Messianic expectations.