Berit Engen WEFT and D'RASH: A Thousand Jewish Tapestries


THE FIVE M'GILLOT (II)
– Inspired by M'gillat Rut: The Beauty of Biblical Minimalism


Short, to the point, and beautiful – the book describes the complexities of social organizing, referring to legal practices through the emotional story line. It recounts universal themes like famine, migration, and vulnerabilities of women and the stranger. Specifically, it records what Ruth, the Moabite, is best known for: kindness to her mother-in-law and choosing Judaism.
 
I have tried to capture the story in three colors only (two of them with a darker version): bluish pink, greenish yellow, and steel grey. For the most part the colors themselves do not have symbolic meaning.
 
Intentionally, all but one tapestry have only one background color, and just one single tapestry does not have the sole two-colored shape – my chosen expression in this series for fusing text and visual midrash.

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