Vessel Paintings

The Vessel series began as a response to a beautiful photo a friend shared years ago of empty vessels, or bottles that were capturing the sunlight. The bottles were intense colors and the light passing through them was striking. For these paintings I took photographs of bottles that I owned varying in color and shape and I studied a Talmudic text in which the rabbinical sages interpret a text that interprets the biblical phrase, “zeh keli ani v’anvehu,” as meaning to make beautiful or embellish.