Why a Jewish Artist Recreated the Charity Box
Being Jewish and an artist for me is following a family tradition that is now somehow part of Art History. To be the son of an incredibly talented artist and a great humanitarian is a path that took years to develop, slowly and respectfully. My father created some of the most extraordinary Judaic art, pieces that always allied beauty and spirituality to the highest form.
A few months ago I was asked by a dear friend of mine in Miami to create a Jewish Pushke box that will be auctioned for a charity of WIZO in March 2012.
I immediately said yes, intrigued by the challenge. For days I thought, “what will I do?”
As a child I always remembered the KKL pushke box and I thought it was so beautiful, always putting a coin in there because I thought it was cool.
In Jewish life , anonymous charity rates as one of the most wonderful Mitzvahs and the Pushke is just that – the expression of visual beauty joined to a beautiful soulful gesture is definitely one that really makes this box so special.