Winter Lights Festival: Illuminated Letters

Northwest Portland
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Feb. 5–29, 2020
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OJMCHE’s front window will be part of the City’s Winter Light Festival with a piece by Portland artist Sara Harwin that will be activated in the evenings throughout the month of February. Illuminated Letters is an artistic lens into the journey of creation. Light is represented in the form of ancient Hebrew letters within the Heavens. These illuminated letters gather into groups of three, forming 18 root concepts found in the Torah. The letters of these roots (shoreshim in Hebrew) attach to multi-faceted geometric forms, which fall through the atmosphere to Earth. Sara will talk about her work on February 12, noon-1 p.m.

Sara Harwin’s artistic career has been devoted to creating imagery that celebrates transcendent and spiritual experiences. She uses many different media to shape her vision of elegant simplicity that is the result of deep study. Illuminated Letters was originally installed at OJMCHE in 2014 as a single set of panels. That work has since continued to develop into a sacred spiritual environment. Sara’s work can be seen in museums, private collections and homes across the country and around the world.