Posted by on Jun 10, 2011 in Donor Recognition Art, News, Public Art, Visual Art | 0 comments

Abramson Center Primary Donor Wall

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 paintings.

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