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Ark doors, tapestry and Torah mantles


TEMPLE BETH EMETH • ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN

These pieces are part of an ongoing series for a shared church and temple sanctuary. They develop images of light (for example, God’s spirit, Shechinah, menorah) and seven (for example, Biblical species, days of creation, earthly Sephirot).

Hand-crafted brass bells sound gently as the gates are opened.

A metal appliqué on the right door shows 7 stalks of barley, each with 7 seeds.  This is used as an omer calendar to count the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot (Pentacost).

Although many media and techniques are used, the overall effect is one of lively integration.

⊕ Various fabrics and embellishments; brass gates

⊗ Appliqué, construction

↔ 173 cm / 68″

⊥ 277 cm / 109″

Gates fabricated by David Hunt.

Photos:

↑ overall view

→ detail of gates

↓  presentation model with Rabbi Levy’s daughter [inset]