כי תבוא |Ki Tavo
Lilianne Milgrom, France/USA
This parasha talks about the ritual of bikurim, the harvesting of the first fruits, the bounty of God, and the reciprocal commandment to give back — make an offering — from those same first fruits. The hands in the illustration are my own, and the fruit is a pomegranate. (My family name, Milgrom, means “pomegranate” in Polish.) I wanted the image to convey an ambiguity as to whether the hands were in the act of receiving or in the act of giving. The background was designed to give a sense of the Dawn of Time and the wonder of nature which produces such marvels as the pomegranate.
Professional Background Lilianne Milgrom is an international artist and writer about the arts. Born in Paris, she grew up in Australia, lived in Israel for many years, and now resides in Washington DC. Milgrom exhibits in museums and galleries around the world, including the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City and the National Museum of Art in Romania. Her works can be found in private and institutional collections.