canvas 60*80, acrylic
november 20, 2015
sacrifice, dedication, intensity and power can partially describe the synergistic characteristics of shimon and levi. unifying all the powerful qualities of the universe to function in perfect harmony requires nothing less than the beis hamikdash, the very centre of the universe, presented here as a courtyard in the form of a starry sky reminiscent of unity and individuality in perfect dance.
the tribe of levi is further subdivided into kohanim and leviim. the kohen gadol wore a choshen, a breastplate over his heart, featuring twelve stones, one for each tribe. the multifaceted banner of Levi depicts the pure white righteous life of the levites, their onyx black focus and dedication to torah study and blood red reminding us of the korbanot of the kohanim.