Artist’s Statement: From a series of paintings inspired by extreme close-up views of the unique texture of the Western Wall rock surfaces, "married" to the flames from the L'ag B'omer bonfires, revealing countless visages and faces, as if the Kotel itself acts as a spiritual camera "photographing" its millions of visitors. In the center of the painting one may discern the form of an angelic Dove, suggesting the verse from Song of Songs (2:14), "My Dove in the Cleft of the Rock." The Dove symbolizes the Jewish people, finding shelter from their many predators and enemies, by clinging to the Rock of Faith.