“Tikkun Olam”, translated as “repair the tear in the world” is an ancient Hebrew phrase that originally had mystical connotations that the world was created imperfectly to be fixed only by human endeavor. Contemporary usage of the phrase shares a concern with public policy and societal change extending to urgent global environmental emergency. My small “Repair the World” tool kits communicate the need for people to actively participate in Tikkun Olam. The stages represent the globe. (Recycled cardboard; painted with acrylics. 7 inches high x 7 inches wide x 5 inches deep.)

 

Three 2-sided masks representing guarding against evil

“See Hear Speak” is a conceptual sculpture of three double-sided masks on poles. The brightly colored, outside masks are superheroes fighting for the ideal for humanity and the environment. The inside masks depict charred Armageddon. “See” is identified by large eyes created from CD disks. “Hear” has large ears and protects a bound figure representing humanity. “Speak” represents speaking out with political action. (Recycled rattan, string, bullet cases, nails, wood scraps, sticks, beads, string, toy scraps, CD blanks, fabric. Sculptures vary between 19 inches to 21 inches high.)