canvas 60*80, acrylic
january 17, 2016
the olive is one of the most important of the seven species of eretz yisrael. in this composition, the olive tree is pictured adjoining a water well. the well sends us back to the life story of eliezer and is associated with the month of shevat and its zodiacal symbol aquarius.
eliezer was called the first person to draw from the wellsprings of avraham’s Torah wisdom. olive oil is produced from the trees in asher’s allotment and represents the same qualities of light and wisdom.