The Sacred & Liturgical Art Exhibition is still happening, although the dates have moved due to the pandemic. It is now running from September 4 – September 26! Thanks to the Springfield Art Association in Springfield, IL.
These Kohen Hands will be available for purchase through the Springfield Art Association for the 2020 Liturgical and Sacred Art Festival in Springfield, IL, which runs from March 28th through April 25th.
This sculpture is hand carved from basswood and sits on a cherry base. It is an homage to the lost art of Eastern European Jewish woodcarving, a cultural heritage which was destroyed in the pograms and Shoah. Kohen hands are considered to be a priestly blessing in Judaism.
Please contact the gallery directly if you are interested in purchasing.
I just found out that this piece has been accepted to the Tubac Center of the Arts upcoming exhibit, Bees and Wax! So for those of you in Arizona, keep a look out! The show will be up September 14th-October 21st.
I made a kind of silly progress video!
At the risk of spamming y’all with pictures of this carving, I won an award for it at SFCC! And it will be up in their gallery space for the rest of the summer. I’m super happy and grateful to the woodworking department for nominating me! It’s a great show, hope everyone gets a chance to see it.
This carving will be in a second show this summer, the Art & Design Showcase in the main gallery at Santa Fe Community College. Come check out all that the art and design students have to offer! It’s usually packed with a tremendous amount of variety and talent. The opening is May 3rd from 4:30-6pm, and the show will be up until August.
Current work in progress! Carvings tend to look like blocks of wood right up until they’re finished, when suddenly they look like something else… This is actually very close to being done! I’ve gotta finish the line work, background texture, and undercutting so it looks more like the bee has just landed. Then painting with watercolors or ink…
This coming weekend, I’ll have this piece in the SFCC Design Exhibition/Santa Fe Home Show at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Saturday and Sunday only! Come by and see all the pretty woodworking.