Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Beach Glass for the Bat Mitzvah - Life's Cycles
This is a commissioned piece for a young lady's Bat Mitzvah. It features a piece of beach glass from the givers personal collection.
While the spiral detail works well as a design element, it also functions as a significant ancient feminine symbol. In ancient Britain, the spiral seems to have been associated with the feminine as the doorway to life. It has been associated with the cycles of time, the seasons, the cycle of birth, growth, death, and then rebirth. The cycles of time and nature are the cycles of life. This imbues the piece with many levels of significance for the the girl who is making the transition to young woman.