Self-Portrait: Pomegranate

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2015

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. 

As I try to hold onto more seeds, others fall out. It’s a cyclical pattern of striving and then failing.