Above: Detail from Siona Benjamin. Finding Home #75 (Fereshteh) “Lilith,” 2005. 30 x 26 in. Gouache on wood panel. © 2005 Siona Benjamin. Courtesy of the artist.
Linda Bar-On. The Female Leviathan, 2014. Quilt. 43.3 x 52 in. © 2014 Linda Bar-On. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Yoram Reshef.
Photo by Michael Bar-On
In Bereishit the first act of Adam and Eve on attaining Knowledge was to sew themselves aprons. We have been sewing ever since. In Linda Bar-On’s work the past flows into the present, recycling both fabric and fable.
Coming soon: “Textales: Stitched Stories from Bible Lands.”