Today I am… a menorah!
But seriously, last night I went to LUMA for the opening of Rhoda Rosen’s lovely new exhibition, and today I’m still thinking about how we define ourselves by the objects with which we fill our personal spaces.
Yes there were dozens of artful pieces on display, and yet, on this “enchanted evening,” I saw a stranger across a crowded room, and it immediately grabbed my eye and nestled its way into my heart.
Why is this particuar geometric combination of lines and circles so appealing to me? What does my choice say about me? Who can explain love at first sight?
As Rhoda’s text makes clear, choosing a menorah is a hugely symbolic act with aesthetic, economic, political and religious dimensions. I will have more to say about all of this in my next JUFN column, but meanwhile, for today, this is “me”: