I will sing to the L‑rd, for very exalted is He; a horse and its rider He cast into the sea. The Eternal’s strength and His vengeance were my salvation; this is my G‑d, and I will make Him a habitation, the God of my father, and I will ascribe to Him exaltation. (Exodus 15:1–2)

According to the Midrash, this was a moment of vision. When the sea opened up, even the lowliest handmaiden experienced a revelation that was greater than that experienced by the prophet Ezekiel. In Kabbalistic writings the sea is a symbol of concealment—a place where everything is covered by water. The splitting of the sea is a symbol of revelation, where that which is normally hidden is revealed. The world of concealment cracks open to allow the infinite lights of revelation to shine, which caused the Israelites to break into song and dance.

Painted with hands and fingers dancing across six canvases, the multicolored figures join together into a complex melody. As the colors swirled and melded, the creative process led the artist to overcome barriers that blocked the light and allow the joyous dance to be revealed on the canvases.