NER TAMID I
This eternal lamp is inspired by the idea of light representing the divine presence–perceptible, yet unknowable in form and origin. Here, the light source is hidden within the branches; one sees only reflections on the hammered brass column. The lamp speaks to our condition of experiencing divine light only through its reflection in our own world.
The olive branches forming the outside screen of the lamp recall the Biblical source of oil for the lamp. When hanging in front of the ark, the branches also remind us of the image of the Torah as a “tree of life.”
- Polished and oil rubbed brass, 12” h x 12”w x 6” d
- Commissioned by Minyan Ma’at Congregation, NY