Margherita Levo Rosenberg

La fatica della Luce

45 x 80 x 80 cm

X-ray film on a wire mesh

The Hanukkah candelabrum is interpreted as symbolic of the act of keeping the Light burning after the threatened destruction of the Temple. The artist was struck by the determination of the Jewish people to keep their traditions and identity alive, whatever their situation. The work, therefore, has two parts. One, the base, is a sort of dark woodland. The filaments of exposed X-ray film represent humanity’s most deeply hidden inner nature, which at times can be absurdly bestial. Out of this, nine transparent blue cones “ fight” their way upwards, representing the Light.

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