Client: Beth Israel Synagogue
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $8,000
Beth Israel Synagogue
The newly renovated Beth Israel synagogue wanted a strong artwork to greet congregants as they enter the building, as well as the main prayer sanctuary and dining hall.
This piece was designed and created by the artist. It was then chosen by the synagogue for their space.
Glass is an ancient art medium that is lustrous and fragile. It is hard like a protective shell and has a presence but verges on being invisible. The tallit also marks a separation, carving out and containing holy space, separating the every day from the divine. The glass tallit also addresses the religious struggle that many young adults are experiencing and internalizing in today's modern world.