Sunday, May 27, 2007

"Har Sinai" (private collection)

Needle felted flame and machine embroidery on a background of Habotai silk that has been dyed using procion MX dyes with Soda Ash fixitive. The silk was pole wrapped in the Arashi pattern of Shibori. I cut it to a small size and machine stitched it to a backfround of felt.

This is inspired by the Jewish Holiday of Shavuos that we recently celebrated when Moses brought the Torah down from Mount Sinai.

The flame represents the powerful impact on the Jewish people as they received the Torah and their souls leapt from their bodies as they heard the first two commandments given by G-d. The experience of hearing the voice of G-d was so intense that they begged Moses to deliver the other 8 commandments.

4 comments:

Annica said...

Wow Bina! That's a very powerful image. I browsed through your flickr stuff. Love all the bright colours!

ArtChic said...

Thanks for the encouragement, I'm so glad I got everything straightened out!

wendysworldart said...

Beans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss you girlie!!!

xoxo
Wendy

Anonymous said...

this is beautiful. I never knew you were such a wonderful artist.

Jill