This piece was inspired by a famous Hebrew quote attributed to Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, which states: “The whole world is a narrow bridge; the main thing is not to fear.” The planks of my bridge, therefore, are made up of map fabric and quilted to resemble wood grain. Below is a detail picture of the planks.
The fringes that hang from the four corners are tied in the same way as the tzitzit which hang from the four corners of a tallit (traditional Jewish prayer shawl). These tzitzit are a reminder of God’s presence in our lives and our commitment to God’s commandments. When one is constantly mindful of God’s presence, the narrow bridge of life becomes far less frightening.
5″ x 28″ x 8″