Thursday, April 14, 2011

"The Ages", 2001, oil/Baltic birch, 27"-23". From a series of paintings by Marc Salz based on the format of the Jewish Talmud with it's central text (Torah) and commentaries by rabbis and scholars. I believe that the format of the Talmud is not only important for Jewish people but can also be seen as a symbol for world peace with the central text being the survival of the world and the side arguments being the different countries. Each U.N. member should wear a small pin with a central rectangle(the world) and side rectangles (countries) on their lapels to remind them about why they are there.
"Moment by Moment", 2002, oil/Baltic birch, 30"-23". From the "Talmudic Abstractions" series. For more paintings from the series, please go to earlier posts made from 2008 through 2011.