Seven quilts total size 144”w x 50″h|
quilt size 18”w x 50”h
Date of completion June 2009
This commission was an opportunity to explore another element of nature – trees and fruits, with the synagogue’s interest in a biblical connection. The Hebrew Bible describes Israel as a land blessed with seven fruits and grains called the seven species. Challenged and inspired by the vast wall dimensions, I created the quilts in 7 panels and introduced the topography of Israel in the background and created unity in the piece. The beautiful wood frame was created by craftsman Bernard Henderson.
Quilt #1 Grapes | Quilt# 2 Wheat | Quilt# 3 Fig | Quilt#4 Pomegrante | Quilt #5 Olives | Quilt# 6 Barley | Quilt # 7 Dates