collage, watercolour 2017 16”w 20”h, framed NFS
And you, O mortal, take a stick and write on it, “Of Judah and the Israelites associated with him”; and take another stick and write on it, “Of Joseph—the stick of Ephraim—and all the House of Israel associated with him.” Bring them close to each other, so that they become one stick, joined together in your hand.
Ezekiel’s vision for unity amongst warring, biblical, northern and southern kingdoms informs the shape of the branches or sticks. The word for stick or tree is “Etz “עֵ֣ץ and that is spelled out by the sticks’ formation. The implication for our current political divide deserves consideration.
- Hand colouring
- Hand-dyed paper
- Hebrew text
- Tye-dye paper