Blessing of Jacob
Inspired by the biblical story of Jacob our father
The lighting sculpture "Blessing of Jacob" casts a luminous beam upon the biblical character of Jacob our father. This composition eloquently chronicles the bestowal of Jacob's blessings upon his progeny, from whom the twelve tribes of Israel are created.
Purposefully Jacob replaced his right and left hand, conferred his blessings, giving to the younger son, Ephraim, the prophecy of a lot of descendants. He also graces the older son Menashe with his blessing. When questioned by Joseph, Jacob affirms his deliberate intent to replace between his hands.
The effulgence upon the sculptures, shifting with the rhythms of day and night, envelops them in a halo, that describes the sanctified moments of Jacob's blessings.
In the embodiment of this statue resides a profound allegory, one that augurs the abundant blessings destined to grace the entirety of
the city and its denizens.