Some commentators on the Torah assign the meaning of lighting two Shabbat candles to the double charge of “shamor v’zachor”, to keep and to remember the Sabbath.
The set of candlesticks expresses this double aspect of candlelighting that brings on the Sabbath, through the use of two metals, silver for the nighttime (moonlight) and gold for the daytime (sunlight). The two materials interlock in a geometric pattern that echoes the Moorish motifs found throughout the synagogue interior. The pattern itself forms multiple Magen David stars within a hexagonal grid. The pattern is offset in two directions, so constantly changes based on your point of view.
Silver and gold leaf
Commissioned to honor synagogue president