Friday, September 9, 2011

Chagall Inspired Chair (Back Panel)

The back panel of the chair  is a tribute to the beautiful stained glass windows which Marc Chagall created at the synogogue of the Hadassh-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. 

After pouring over photos of  the 12 windows Chagall created (one window each for the 12 tribes of Israel), I decided to use the Reuben Window as a model in honour of my late father, whose first name was Reuben.

Blue is the predominate colour in the Reuben window and it has a "water theme to it.

I decided a peace dove would be appropriate
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette,
which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love.
- Marc Chagall
While outstretched hands reach up towards the sun, the source of light; the peace dove flies underneath it and the "Colour of Love" in Hebrew appears on the sun. Lily of the Valley bloom mysteriously under the sea this this world.