This book contains words and pictures relating to two different but related art collaborations, “Bowls of Blessing” (2011) and “Urim and Thummim” (1991). The "Bowls of Blessing" series consists of twelve ceramic bowls containing both images and words that have been embedded into the glaze. The bowls illuminate, through original photographs and text in English and Hebrew, excerpts from Genesis 49, which consists of Jacob’s blessings over his twelve sons, the progenitors of the twelve tribes of Israel. Each bowl is pictured and described on a full page or two. Regarding the "Urim and Thummim portion, nobody knows what the Urim and Thummim were physically. They served as an oracle through which the nation got direction and specific answers to their queries. We created 12 panels, each with 12 images and surrounding illuminations. This is an art book that is based on the Bible, and on particular portions of the Bible which are poetic and not easily understood. Sometimes art steps in where language leaves off. In 2019 some of the works represented in this book were exhibited at the Museum of Classical Antiquities at Cambridge University.

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The Twelve Tribes – a meditation on art, prophecy, and poetry

ISBN - 978-0-9995958-3-1, paperback, 11 h x 8 ½ w in. 52 pp, 50 illustrations

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