My Art works The Offering
was selected to take part in Interior,
Small Sculpture Exhibition – YAVA Gallery
This inaugural small sculpture exhibition at
YAVA Gallery in Healesville
will coincide with the broader
Yarra Valley Arts | Yering Sculpture Exhibition
& Awards 2022 event at Yering Station.
While the prestigious sculpture exhibition
at Yering Station features many large
outdoor (and indoor) sculptures,
YAVA is thrilled to create this opportunity
for artists to present smaller works
in a more intimate and personal setting.
Thursday 10 February 2022
YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub.
252 Maroondah Hwy
Tickets are limited,
RSVP essential by 7 February via:
10 February – Sunday 6 March 2022
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday to Sunday
H180mm x W330mm x D330mm
Stoneware clay, porcelain slip,
layered ceramic glaze materials,
steel wire, textured fabric,
screen-print stain application,
dry glaze, Multiple firings.
The fragile scrolls in this artwork symbolise
a parchment called Klaf, inscribed with the
Hebrew prayer Shema Yisrael.
The Shema is traditionally recited
at morning, evening
and at the passing of a life.
Rolled up and placed inside
a decorative parchment called Mezuzah,
it is attached to a home doorpost
to offer protection.
In my artwork, The Offering, these delicate scrolls
are carried by seven reiterated robust clay vessels
bonded as one. Strong and peaceful,
they suggest a ceremonial procession.
Each delicate scroll is formed with translucent clay
and embodies a potent energy in a wish for safety.
In binding repetitive singular
elements together, imprinted with prayers,
names and numbers, the work speaks about people,
the individuals that connect to a group, and the
sense of security within.
The Offering is an object of fortitude and vulnerability.