Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The art installation and sculpture at the Torah Academy of Milwaukee (Jewish Girls High School) served as an icon for the institution as well as the centerpiece for the donor recognition area. The shape and form of the sculpture reflect the curvaceous nature of women, their role in Judaism, and the righteous weekly task of braiding and baking the Challah bread each week.

The sculpture stands at the center of the project and is visible from outside the building and from all major spaces within the building. The sculpture is a threshold and linkage between all the diverse activities of the school program and Jewish life-education, prayer, dining, public spaces, and reception and is therefore representative of a mezuzah. The sculpture reflects the quality and value of light to the human spirit, the feminine nature, and the Jewish people and their traditions.