Watch: Tile Installation Time Lapse from Siona Benjamin

31 Aug

Indian-American Jewish Painter Siona Benjamin just posted a time lapse of the tile floor she designed being installed at the Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, Missouri. Benjamin had worked for a year on a painting that would be transferred to ceramic tile and installed. The fifteen foot in diameter artwork takes us through the holidays in an imaginative way, including hidden faces, moons and other symbols. The inner circles are based on a teaching from the Talmud that connect the zodiac signs, Hebrew months and tribes. The innermost section evokes both Dina, the daughter of Jacob and Leah who did not get a tribe, and the Shechinah itself.

View the full painting below:


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