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Jacob's Ladder

5ft 0ins x 5ft 6ins/152.4cms x 167.6cms (wool weft on cotton warp)
Commissioned tapestry for Neve Yerushalayim Women’s College & Seminary.
This tapestry was woven over a two year period. It took approximately 600 hours to weave.


As well as depicting the famous story of Jacob’s dream this piece also shows the
interconnection between the physical and the spiritual. Jacob’s head and the stones have a strong three dimensional presence but they also shimmer with vitality. The ladder and angels span the two worlds appearing to vibrate whilst the colours and light below are mirrored in the sky above.

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