Abramson Center – Peacock Detail

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Abramson Center – Peacock Detail

Utilizing the style of traditional Jewish papercut art, and imagery from Yiddish literature, the Torah, and the Israeli landscape, this detail gives you a glimpse into the intricacy and charm of the much larger major donor wall at the Abramson Center in Horsham, PA.   The design was crafted so that every single bit is connected to other parts of the artwork, thus preventing things from falling away.   The decision to use a Formica panel that echoes the patina process of copper gives the entire design more movement since there are subtle color changes in even the tiniest detail. The entire donor wall installation measures about 12 X 40 feet.  I designed the work full scale and painted each segment in black ink prior to shipping the paintings to Maine for fabrication. Click here to see how this image fits into the entire donor...

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Abramson Center Detail

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Abramson Center Detail

This central panel of a 4o foot long wall features an intricate papercut-style design fabricated in Formica.  The panel shown here was mounted with clear acrylic behind the cut design to add depth and a play of shadow.

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Primary Donor Wall, Abramson Center

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Primary Donor Wall, Abramson Center

This installation, approximately 12 X 4o feet anchors the donor recognition system at Abramson Center for Jewish Life, in Horsham, Pennsylvania.   I painted the papercut-inspired panels at full size and they were laser-cut out of Formica in Maine before being mounted on Corian and installed in the center. The imagery includes the seven species, native Israeli wildflowers, and the golden peacock, a reference to the literary symbol of the continuity of Yiddish culture.   The rectangles in each of the two matching panels that flank the central piece are designed to capture the iron gate on a building in the heart of Jerusalem.   They are of a lighter color Formica and may be removed at such time as the space is needed for additional donor plaques. Images relating to this main donor wall are echoed throughout the buildings as well as around the exterior grounds.   Altogether, I painted approxiamtely 20 different pieces for a unified donor recognition and way-pointing system at Abramson.  Before they were shipped to Maine for fabrication, my entire dining room was hung for weeks, floor to ceiling, in full-size black and white...

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Founders’ Wall

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Founders’ Wall

In keeping with the overall donor recognition theme of the Abramson Center near Philadelphia, the design segments for this donor wall reflect the Seven Species:  barley, wheat, pomegranates, olives, dates, figs, and grapes.  I was given the templates (the outer shapes) of each of the four segments and worked to fill the spaces with balanced artwork in the style of traditional papercuts. The fabrication was completed by Welch Architectural Signage by laser-cutting my designs out of Formica and mounting them on Corian backing.

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Chai Society Donor Plaque

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Chai Society Donor Plaque

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Day School Anniversary Donor Art

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Day School Anniversary Donor Art

Knowing this would hang in a school hallway, I found inspiration for the piece in a child’s paintbox.   The client requested a clean, colorful image that would brighten the hall while honoring major donors.

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