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Kedusha Residue
       
     
Kedusha Residue II
       
     
sm animal cove blood and plaid.jpg
       
     
sm goathead.jpg
       
     
sm lamb head repeat.jpg
       
     
sm one black sheep.jpg
       
     
sm lions repeat.jpg
       
     
sm bear repeat.jpg
       
     
lg goat repeat lighter blue.jpg
       
     
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Kedusha Residue
       
     
Kedusha Residue

2014

Kedushah is the Hebrew word for holiness. But it also means separate. You define holiness by separating it from what is mundane, profane. To become holy, you separate yourself from things that are not holy. I’m interested in what it means to be holy. I’m also interested in imbuing mundane things with holiness, elevating them rather than separating from them. We live in this world and life is messy, tangled, sticky, troubled. Holiness, and its partner Purity, can seem elusive or exclusive, or unattainable, or out of touch. And yet, they are alluring and compelling ideas and ideals.

 I find myself curious about what is residual, what remains, when we are holy or do something holy. Does being holy leave a mark or a trail or a hint that it existed? This work represents my grappling with that question.

Repeat pattern of marks left behind while painting tefillin.

 

 

Kedusha Residue II
       
     
Kedusha Residue II