'Baruch Ashem'

Robert Ressler

1989 - wood; copper; concrete base

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'Baruch Ashem', made of assorted hardwoods, consists of eight undulating columns which support a radial structure of stripped branches, creating an open roof. The words "Baruch Ashem" are Hebrew for "Bless the Name." These words are declared at times of great joy, of hope, or of relief. The sculpture itself engages the space in and around it, giving it a sense of the sacred, and of protection. The surface of the wood is most interesting to contemplate as it reacts with the elements, and displays an array of colors and patterns.

THIS WORK IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING RESTORATION.

About the Work
About the Work
Material:
wood; copper; concrete base
Dimensions:
diameter: 32 ft; height: 14 ft
Technique/Process:
chainsaw and hand carved
Edition:
Unique
Courtesy:
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., Original Gift of Leonard Dobbs

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