The upper windows and the predominant square shape of this piece suggests a home, while the vertical and horizontal lines that run through it suggest a house divided. The images in the lower portion of the canvas, taken from an Assyrian bas relief, are covered by a ﬁreplace screen, symbolizing the simmering heat of conﬂict, while arrows, the ballistic missiles of the ages, echo memories of past battles.
The animal pelts that adorn either side are endangered and tribal, as are the Jewish people. The lions are nearly hidden and line the top of the window, evoking strength within.
The central circles evoke the vicious circle of violence between Israel and her neighbors, yet they stand as a hope for unity. Topping the piece are lintel arrangements, not yet set into place, remembering Rabin as the hopeful architect of peace, whose work was brutally cut short.
Windows, architectural motifs, ﬁreplace screen, animal skins, other mixed media objects
84 x 52 x 5 in.