“For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little..” Isaiah 28:10
This collection of jars and vases were created for the Gallery41 show in Owego New York and inspired by the ancient Dead Sea Scroll Jars and by the biblical Hebrew texts of Isaiah concerning justice. Each jar or vase has a small section of text out of Isaiah inscribed on the side.
The name of the piece is the name of the reference and both the Hebrew and English translation is provided below along with the dimensions. I always enjoyed studying and reading Ancient Near Eastern literature and also biblical literature.
This special collection of Isaiah “Line Upon Line” of jars and vases were made by my own hand on the pottery wheel and fired and refined in the gas kilns at Creek Road Pottery in Laceyville, PA along the cold Tuscarora creek. All Hebrew texts were also inscribed by my own hand on the work. I do hope a few folks enjoy the collection.
Special thanks to Rabbi John Herbert Ludemann for his guidance and advice with this project.
Title: Isaiah 59:14
Hebrew inscription on piece: וְהֻסַּ֚ג אָֽחוֹר֙ מִשְׁפָּ֔ט וּצְדָקָ֖ה מֵֽרָח֣וֹק תַּֽעֲמֹ֑ד
English Translation piece: “And justice has turned away backward, and righteousness stands from afar”
9 Inches high
4.5 Inches wide