A playful piece that was created from bronze & copper stands at three feet, one inch. She was hand forged and the beautiful color of her tail was created by using a chemical process. She sports a playful sea-flower on her belt consistent with her playful attitude.
Festival of Lights & Kaddish Walls Mosaics
by Dr. Kalin Oct 22nd 2012
Mark and Sally of MarSal have worked with me for almost 10 years beautifying and reconstructing an old synagogue. Of their many contributions, two stand out as examples of exquisite mosaic artistry and craftsmanship. Mosaics "Kaddish Walls": Along the walls of the synagogue is the "Kaddish Wall", a memorial to the remembered deceased family and friends of our congregation. Made of broken marble tiles, Mark and Sally wove together the colors and style created from the tile floor and enhanced the central areas with a meaningful illustrative tribute of doves, books and candles to the memories of these remembered souls. Throughout the tribute, engraved on 4 distinctive granite tiles, is the Kaddish prayer familiar to all Jewish people and familiar with the Holocaust. Mosaics "Festival of Lights": Complementing the "Kaddish Wall" along the two walls bordering the entrance to the synagogue are 2 - 3x9 foot mosaics of shabbat candle/candlesticks, anthropomorphic in design,... Read More
Exodus of the Jews Mosaic
by Rabbi Rivkin Oct 22nd 2012
For years, nothing special drew the eye to the small, orthodox synagogue at 2000 W Swann Ave. The unassuming white facade of Temple David was easy to miss. But the building may attracgt more attention in the future. After nearly closing its doors following the death of founder Rabbi Samual Mallinger in 1997, Temple David has a new look. A $2.7-million remodeling project, which began a year ago, features an extensive mosaic at the entrance to the building. The mural, to be completed this month, depicts scenes from the Book of Exodus, including the pyramids of Egypt, the burning bush, the song of Miriam, the Ten Commandments and the journey to the Promised Land. Artists Sally Miller and Mark Erickson worked on the piece in their studio for about a year, and are installing it. The duo met Dr. David Kalin, president of Temple David, at an art show last year. Although they had no prior connection to the synagogue, they agreed to compose the mosaic as a gift. Rabbi Laser Rivkin, wh... Read More