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Where Lies The Border Between Us

These two biblical figures, the mothers of Judaism and Islam, prompt me to consider the questions: Are there physical houses, if so, where are the borders? In this time and place, in whose house do I stand? And why? And what does that mean? I...

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Bridge III

The piece is about crossing and bridging divides. It is about “re-membering,” or putting something back together. The sticks can represent fragments of something disparate, or fragments that can be connected in some way to create a bridge. Wood is used to symbolize kindling for...

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Shoes To Help Me Stay

These 'shoes' were created to more deeply and securely root my being to the Earth. I had been reading a Jungian therapist, Marion Woodman, who claimed it's possible that some people, when they no longer want to belong to this world, essentially just leave it...

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Hand Reliquary

This piece is my very personal interpretation of the hand-shaped reliquaries so common in Catholic churches across Europe, through the centuries. It depicts my own hand; and is filled with empty crab shells, a material with resonance for me because I grew up near the...

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Reliquary III

These three Reliquaries, originally created for the Orchard Street Shul Cultural Heritage Project, contain objects that I felt needed preservation and a sense of protection -- based on a visit I had made to the historic site in New Haven, Connecticut. The building, itself, was...

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Reliquary II

These three Reliquaries, originally created for the Orchard Street Shul Cultural Heritage Project, contain objects that I felt needed preservation and a sense of protection -- based on a visit I had made to the historic site in New Haven, Connecticut. The building, itself, was...

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Reliquary I

These three Reliquaries, originally created for the Orchard Street Shul Cultural Heritage Project, contain objects that I felt needed preservation and a sense of protection -- based on a visit I had made to the historic site in New Haven, Connecticut. The building, itself, was...

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