Key Themes: Israelite Census at Mt Sinai; Building of the Golden Calf; Smashing of the first Stone Tablets (more info)
Week 2 Projects
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Let Boys Cry
A statement on the false idol of masculinity – an encouragement to socialize our children the same regardless of gender and encourage young boys to feel the spectrum of emotion.
Eli Kaplan Wildmann
The Game Of YOUR Life
To smash the false idol of our predetermined paths in life, this map of mandatory stops – BFA, LAX, PHD, U$D, 401K – becomes shattered when you open the tablet. The reverse side creates a diverse, colorful new personal path for you to play with, complete with game tokens and dice.
Monument to (the people behind) Convenience
We’ve become so dependent on the convenience of food delivery and online shopping. The actual people who make all of this happen – cooks, warehouse workers, and delivery people – are the ones we really should be recognizing.
A claymation that reveals the fall idol of the pandemic – Amazon! A PSA that our reliance on convenience comes at the cost of workers and small businesses.
These mosaic-ed Jaffa oranges represent the complexities and many pieces of Israel that I came to understand after making Aliyah. It explores the Israeli and Palestinian narratives surrounding the Jaffa Orange.
An Altar of Despair
Printed with a line evoking cycles and futility from Ecclesiastes, “The sun rises and the sun sets”, this ritual cloth is an altar to our own stubbornness. It plays with the idea of artists block and other experiences of feeling stuck in a cycle, and by burning it down attempts to free us from an over-focus on our perceived shortcomings.
(Eliminated Wk 2)
It’s easy to chase the latest tool or gadget, but it’s the breath and intention of the maker that truly makes the piece. I made an inflatable tower featuring drawings of the tools that I use. When you turn off the air, it crumples into nothing.
(Eliminated Wk 2)
For the Sake of Kodesh (Holiness)
This stained glass of a Shiviti – a visual meditative guide of a menorah utilized for contemplation over Hashem’s name (represented by the letter ‘Hei’) – was formed from four glass panels, each representing foreign sources/influences that I have given my attention to in the past or have struggle with.