Artist’s Statement: The menorah of the Holy Temple evoked the image of a tree. Its central shaft was like a trunk and the other lamps were its "branches". The decorations were referred to as almonds, buds, and flowers. Today the menorah remains a tree of light, a tree of life, a tree of fire.
This expressionistic orange menorah looks like a glowing tree with a stream of water flowing beneath it. The menorah spreads out in an abundance of branches and light. In the book of Psalms, a person who meditates on the Torah is compared to a leafy and fruitful tree planted by streams of water. He becomes a living menorah as his roots reach into the waters of Torah and his branches shine out across his surroundings.