2007 35″w, 27″h collage, watercolour
This collage was inspired by a traditional commentary drawn from a Torah story about tying a sacrificial goat to a bed (the night before its blood was to be spread on the lintels of a Hebrew slave’s home). At the same time, it is a commentary on how we are dependent upon technological entertainment, so much so that a flat screen monitor is a central, decorative element in most homes. Here, the goat does not try to escape because he is captivated by the moving images on the screen. The Red Sea is parting outside, but he does not even notice it, just as many people are so involved in recording an event, they do not actually experience it.