The sky behind the Tree of Life is reflected by using a mirrored blue water glass to create a shimmering effect in the background. In Judaism, the Tree of Life motif is used as a symbol of the Torah. The Torah is a " Tree of Life - Etz Hayyim - to all who hold fast to it" and it represents "eternal life planted in our midst." The graphic has been designed with Julie Staller-Pentelnik, a Jewish artist well known for her Hebrew calligraphy and ketubot.
The sections of glass have been hand cut, wrapped in copper and soldered to form the shape. The graphic has been sandblasted first before soldering the sections together. The candle holders are added last to the top of the menorah.
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