Riccardo Alessandro


39 x 30 x 34,5 cm

Metal, copper, wax

The structure of the lamp is made of hollow metal bars. Inside, a copper scroll bears, incised, the word Hanukkah. The artist represents the festival through the imagery of the ancient temple, and the power of communication. The columns of the “temple” support the Hanukkah lights. The entrance is suggested by an archway, an opening through which the light reflected off the mirrored copper surface can pass. The shamash sits on the threshold. The artist’s interpretation of the festival as a moment of communication between people can be seen in the proliferation of the light that passes along the scroll as though conducted by the copper.

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