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Mordecai Colodner

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Mordecai Colodner grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1957. After working as a graphic designer in New York, Colodner moved to Tucson in 2005 where he developed an extensive series of works on themes from the Torah. He calls the collection “Visual Midrash” and it has been exhibited several times.
Artist’s Statement: According to one midrash, when G-d gave the Ten Commandments, the people only heard the the first letter of the first word (Aleph). They were so overwhelmed by the awesome moment that everything broke into a swirl of colors.
Artist’s Statement: When the Israelites came to the Reed Sea, G-d required that they show their faith before the sea would split. Nacshon ben Aminadav of the Tribe of Judah walked into the sea, deeper and deeper. When the water reached his neck, G-d split...
Artist’s Statement: Just like the Burning Bush, despite centuries of persecution, the faith of the Jewish Nation has not been consumed.
By Mordecai Colodner
Artist’s Statement: "God went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them on the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light.” (Exodus 13:21) Painted on the back of a satin finish acrylic sheet, both the cloud and the fire are infuse...
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