Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How a Jewish Artist Created One of the Best Places To Observe Lent

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By Talya Zax
"Shalev" (1993) by Tobi Khan. Installed in New Harmony, Indiana
INDIANA---In The Guardian’s somewhat belated move to honor this period – or, perhaps, a “we’re nearly there, don’t lose your focus” bit of motivation – this past weekend that paper’s “Christianity” section published “The 10 best places for reflection,” an intercontinental list of spaces, holy for various reasons, likely to inspire to spiritual contemplation. Sneaking onto the list at number 8, attached to New Harmony, Indiana’s MacLeod Barn Abbey, is New York-based Jewish artist Tobi Kahn’s sculpture “Shalev.” Placed next to the Wabash River, it consists of a 12-foot-high rectangular arch in rose granite framing an ambiguously featured human form in bronze. [link]