Gabriele Levy

38,5 x 81 x 43 cm

Painted wood and glass

The traditional oil dishes are replaced by nine tall, truncated cone “towers” in gold-painted wood. These are arranged in a semi-circle framing the ninth, the shamash, larger and taller than the others, which sits further forward, at the centre. Small elements in coloured glass – white, black, green, azure – are arranged on top of the candle holders. The narrower of the two sections of the base, the one at the front, is used for the shamash. The other eight lights, which seem to embrace this ninth one, are arranged on the larger, semi-circular section. The supporting “towers” are adorned with lettering, drawings and images of fantastical animals. The entire work is an assemblage of found elements.

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