Marino Marinelli

Chanukkah - Il miracolo della Luce

97 x 99 x 14,5 cm

Wood, steel, canvas, cane, glass and mosaic

The artist chose cane as a material for its symbolic meaning. It reproduces, in plant form, the axis of the world – the mediation between the terrestrial and the heavenly spheres. In many traditions, the cane is associated with fire, a force of purification and the mediator between men and G-d. Glass, an element of purity, is used to support the candle, the light. The randomly scattered mosaic tiles symbolise the colours into which light can be divided and represent the different paths by which the “Light” can be reached. The shamash is easily identified, standing at the centre, higher than the others.

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