On View through August 31, 2012 at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem
Curator: Miri Grossman
Born in Israel in 1948, Edna Miron-Wapner was brought up and educated in Montreal. She returned to her family's Israeli roots in 1977 and settled in Jerusalem. As an artist with specialties in Printmaking, Sumi-e Painting, Calligraphy, and Papermaking, she has exhibited her work over the past thirty years in museums and galleries in the US, Israel, Russia, and Japan. She refers to herself as a Jewish Spiritual Artist.
Her current exhibition "Soul Prints" is intended to evoke spiritual truths and higher states of consciousness by fulfilling a deep need for purpose in her. Abraham Joshua Heschel says "Jewish tradition insists that no performance is complete without the participation of the heart. It asks for inner participation, not only external action. Kavannah is the awareness of the will of God." Edna seeks to integrate the concepts of kavannah and tikkun with art as a transformative process, expressing not only beauty but also meaning in her art.