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ETZ HAYIM:It Is a Tree of Life by Wendy Rabinowitz

This is a multi-layered, multi-dimensional weaving on cut batik on birch bark w/ Hebrew calligraphy; and mixed-media assemblage of abalone birds, Star of David (ceramic), metal fish, stones and glass beads. Its imagery reflects the power and purpose of Jewish wisdom teachings, from the Torah- "It is a tree of life for those who hold her fast/ and all her ways are pleasantness/ and all her ways are peace..." Trees, (Heb.) "etz" , are a universal symbol inspiring awe. Because they are rooted in the earth and reach toward the sky, trees represent the world axis, connecting heaven and earth. They symbolize life, strength, development, transcendence, immortality, protection, re-generation and majesty. Framed and signed by the artist. 20" W X 24" H x 3" D.