Archival print on fine art paper
21 inches x 21 inches framed, with museum plexi
Edition of 36, with 3 APs
©2020 Ghiora Aharoni
Benefit Edition for the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
With Inception, one of the assemblage sculptures from Aharoni’s Genesis Series—which incorporates a vintage 50 liter glass flask engraved with the Genesis text from the Torah, and is topped with a 19th century silver Torah crown—becomes an image which explores the perception of time and creation. On the floating glass vessel, the Genesis text begins at the center with identical text moving in opposite directions, becoming the lyrical expression of an expanded dimension of time: circular rather than linear, simultaneously moving forward and backward.
The dual direction of the text—inspired by the Kabbalistic idea that while our current existence was indeed the beginning of creation there were perhaps other beginnings prior to ours—echoes the often divergent paths of that which is logical and the divine. By intertwining time and creation within this context, Aharoni explores the boundaries of their metaphysical dimensions, and expands the notion of creation into an unending, dynamic process—resonating in both the divine and the mortal realms.
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