The Wise Men of Chelm

Artist Name: 
Laurie Miller Hornik
Mixed Media (acrylics, found and created paper, and beads collaged onto a canvas-coated wood panel)
Dimensions (width x height x depth): 
18" x 24"

This collage shows the town of Chelm from Jewish folklore. In the old stories, the people of Chelm would go to their Wise Men to solve their biggest problems. In one story, the children of Chelm kept playing near the edge of a cliff, falling, and getting hurt. The Wise Men thought for a long time and finally declared that a hospital should be built at the bottom of the cliff - problem solved! In this collage, you can see the people of Chelm, the horses, goats, and cows, as well as some other Jewish imagery like a fiddler balancing on a roof. And borrowed from Chagall, there is a fish flying with a clock. The Wise Men of Chelm is one of my deepest cultural connections to my Jewish heritage, and it means a lot to be able to create the silly town as a collage.

Price: $435.00
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