Letters On Fire ‘Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts’

By Sandee Brawarsky 
The Torah is full of holy fire, according to Midrash Tanhuma, which goes on to say that the text was written with black fire upon white fire.
The 14 artists whose work is beautifully showcased in “As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts” at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) find the fire in the letters of the text, and turn it into art. Some create new pages or scrolls, reinterpreting what is written with layers of paint, pen, cut paper, threads and sometimes gold leaf.

Continue the article in the NY Jewish Week here (with one exception, all the artists mentioned and one of the curators are Jewish Art Salon members)

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