Love. The Rest is Commentary., (2015)
Pomegranate seeds, two nails, and wool yarn
7" x 14" x 5"
This work came from my ephemeral solo show entitled “Fresh Rimon (Pomegranates)”. Pomegranates are a Hebraic symbol for righteousness because the pomegranate is fabled to hold 613 seeds, the same number of laws a Jewish person must follow in order to seek righteousness.
“Once there was a gentile who came before Shammai, and said to him: ‘Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot.’ Shammai pushed him aside with the measuring stick he was holding. The same fellow came before Hillel, and Hillel converted him, saying: That which is despicable to you, do not do to your fellow, this is the whole Torah, and the rest is commentary, go and learn it.’”
- Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a