A GIFT TO A PALM TREE
The palm tree is the symbol of growth
and fertility. “The righteous man flourishes like the palm tree.”
(Tehillim/Psalms, 92:13). The palm tree holds its head up to the
sun and rests its feet in water in a hot climate with no rain.
Each time I look at a palm tree, I am taken by the beauty of its
elegant trunk and the graceful movements of its huge head. It
is a magnificent sight. It always makes me wonder and I can sit
staring for hours. When there is slight breeze in the air, it
dances for me.
With my sculpture of the palm tree, I
made rivers of water to embrace and feed it. I made a special base
to hold it up high and important. After the sculpture was cast in
bronze, the tree and water were given a patina of rich, golden date
brown and the “tachtah” base was colored oasis green.