SOLLY ! !

In keeping with the tradition I started with the other “South Side Gang” celebration, here is my interpretation of “Solly”.

 

The first photo is of the corner of Solly’s tallit.  The rainbow motif moved me to use it as a background for the Shlomo, Solly’s Hebrew name.

Mazal Tov Solly !

 

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Thank you Bunky and Linda

 

Finally I get to post these pieces of glass I created for the Beth Israel’ 100th Anniversary  Gala last night. Thanks Bunky and Linda for all the work you did to make last night such a success.

Yin Yang – Rachel and Jonathan

Here’s a new take on the marriage of Yin Yang and Judaism.  What better symbolizes the union of complimentary forces that flow into each other?  They are interconnected  —  yet independent.  The whole is greater than the individual parts.

And here’s another piece that  constantly changes dependent on the light.

Congratulations to Rachel and Jonathan on the anniversary of their wedding…  Well, more than the first anniversary!  Here’s hoping for many, many more celebrations with our families.  Mazal Tov!!

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Beit Fei — Initials

Are you looking for that Perfect Bar Mitzvah, Wedding or Graduation present?

You should consider a one-of-a-kind piece of stained glass with the recipient’s initials.   Send me the initials – and I’ll send you a sketch.  Sound like a plan?  😉

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Bereshit — Genesis

Bereshit barah Elohim, et hashamayim v’et ha’aretz….

V’ruach Elohim m’rachefet al p’nei hamayim….

In the Beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…..

And the spirit of the Lord blew over the surface of the waters….

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Same Pattern — Different Glass

Light reveals the unique character of glass.

Streaming through each piece, the bond between light and glass is inspiring.

With this in mind, I will design and create your distinctive piece of art. Ron Sussman

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A Hamsa Ner Tamid

You might have seen below my use of a filagree Hamsa as a centerpiece in a glass Ner Tamid.  This time I took a piece of golden mirror glass as the centerpiece.

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The Scales of Justice – Are they really ever balanced?

I have once again used the theme of the Scales of Justice as unbalanced —

suggesting our constant attempts to create a world of justice for all.

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The Dove — The Symbol of Peace

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The dove is used as a symbol of peace since the days of the Old Testament when Noah sent out a dove to search for land. It later came back with an olive branch which symbolized God’s forgiveness and deliverance.

Magain David — The Star of David

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I love the way the light plays with the glass in this piece.

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The contrast between daylight and night is absolutely striking!

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Flaming Stained Glass Hamsa

The commission was for a simple Hamsa. I was told glass was to be red and white. I began by placing a silver filigree hamsa in the center. When I drew the diamond shape, it looked like a Ner Tamid – with the fingers of the hamsa as the flame. The blue iridescent Magain David completes the piece. During the day the flame shines. At night, all one sees is the blue mirrored reflection of the Star of David. I hope it finds a nice home!

Menorah - Stained and Beveled Glass

May the warmth of family and friends bring light to you and yours this Thanksgiving / Chanukah.