Glass Tallit

Submitted by Jessica Glesby

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Client: Beth Israel Synagogue

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Completion date: Jan 01, 2014

Artwork budget: $8,000

Project Team

Artist

Jessica Glesby

Client

Beth Israel Synagogue

Overview

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.

Process

This piece was designed and created by the artist. It was then chosen by the synagogue for their space.

Additional Information

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.