כי תשא |Ki Tisa
Myriam Jawerbaum, Argentina
The crack in my work references the Kabbalistic understanding of the great contraction, the tzimtzum, of God’s self in order to make space for the Creation. And the letter א / alef, the silent first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and of the Ten Commandments, pushes forth through the opening in the act of tzimtzum. This crevice of the broken stone marks the separation between God’s writing in the first Revelation and the human imprint of the second Revelation.
Professional Background Myriam Jawerbaum was born in 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lives and works today. She has a degree in architecture from the Buenos Aires University and has studied textile arts extensively. Jawerbaum has participated in exhibitions in Argentina, Israel, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, and the US. She is the 2016 recipient of the Argentinian National Honor Award in textile art.