Art of the Alef-Bet
San Francisco Bureau of Jewish Education
January 23rd -- March 19th, 2000
"In preparing for this
exhibit I began to research the visual and mystical use of Hebrew letters in
sacred texts; this early research gave me only an inkling of the magnitude of
this subject. Having been introduced to a new medium by Paul/Small's collaborative
works, I realize that when we apply computer technology and imagery to this
body of information, we are adding our drop of knowledge, gleaned in our time
with our tools, to our ancient tradition, a practice which has a venerable place
in Jewish history."
Elayne Grossbard, Curator
Works of other artists in the show
The Jewish people have "always had scribal arts such as ketubot and the Torah...What we have here is modern art playing with the mystical meaning of the letters."
Jonathan Schwartz, Head Librarian - SF Jewish Bulletin - February 4, 2000
The interactive computer program that premiered at
"The Art of the Alef-Bet"
was the heart of a future learning module.
A schematic rendering is the initial vision
for this traveling, educational
Please don't forget to sign our guest book.
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