Saturday, June 14, 2008

Antique Tray

Star of David in the center of a tray

Star of David in the center of a tray surrounded by the verse from Psalms "If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem". Jerusalem and the Star of David both represent the unity of the Jewish people and from this aspect are synonyms.

From Avraham Goren's private collection, Beit Zayit 38, 972779346197 972544826779

Star of the Knesset (Israeli parliament)

Sculpture bearing many Stars of David art

Yaakov Agam Sculpture bearing many Stars of David, which I photographed yesterday with the Knesset building in the background on 10 Diskin Street in Jerusalem. The proximity of the Knesset building to the statue from this point of view is due to the fact that the large valley between this two spots is hidden.

The Butterfly That Cannot Fly

ART, Sabina Saad, Yellow Badge

Artist Sabina Saad sent this painting to The Butterfly Project of the Holocaust Museum in Houston. The idea behind this project was to remember 1.5 million that perished during the Holocaust. Sabina added to her work a caption saying:

My butterfly is gray; it is not colorful like all the butterflies, because it is sad like the children that perished during the Holocaust. The only point of color is the yellow patch that instead of happiness adds sadness. Its life is short like all the butterflies’ and of the children that died in the holocaust. It does not fly and it looks like those butterflies that people collect and guard in frames.