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No. 11 Star of David

Design: Sandi Sykora, Austin, TX

Smalti, gold smalti, mixed media, 2019

I chose the Star of David for my piece for its symbolism. I felt it was appropriate for the Tree of Life Project. The Star of David, also known as the Magen David (Shield of David), has been a symbol associated with Judaism for centuries. A stone bearing the Star of David in a synagogue in the Galilee dates back to the third century. It is believed to have been used as a decorative design in Near Eastern cultures.