SONG OF SONGS, FATHER AND SON
1968-69 Bronze Cast
H 13 1/4 W 25 1/4 D 7 3/4 inches
(33.5 x 64 x 19.5 cm)
Sculpture No. 61
SONG OF SONGS
The title Song of Songs, Father and Son
was suggested by memories of my father chanting entire chapters of the
Old Testament Song of Songs. He knew them by heart and loved to chant.
I listened and absorbed the words.
This experience was a very strong personal and joyous bond. He was
a true believer in the goodness and grace of God, and this attitude always remains with me.
He was very dedicated to his family and his work. The sculpture is dedicated to his love of
the Bible, his wife, his family and all mankind.
In the beginning my studio in Ramat Gan was the balcony of our home
and I have wonderful memories of my father’s excitement when he assisted me with the
construction of an original piece in wood. This work consists of two
independent pieces joined together. The larger piece holds and supports the smaller one.
It is one of my earliest abstract pieces and was cast in bronze from the wood maquette.
For me, the two forms are love and joy, together in peace.