10th Man

34 x 45 inches
Mixed media 3D painting on glass

Nine men have gathered to form a minyan, and they wait for a tenth to complete the quorum. A special power is attributed to the community of ten which creates a Place where God’s Presence (Shechina) can rest. The simple choice to show up brings a Presence that does not exist in the world of individual prayer. In a unique addition touch and through an artful appreciation for the reflective quality of glass, when you look at this painting, you step inside, the synagogue comes to life, and you are the one who completes the quorum.