The Patriarchal Family

Siona Benjamin   -  
Finding Home #81 (Fereshteh) Leah and Rachel

A two-headed Leah, having disguised herself as Rachel in order to marry Jacob, dances on two swords; she wears a tie, a male symbol.  Rachel, has a triangle on her hand, a symbol of the feminine.  She dances on broken glass. They are connected, having one arm in common and strings from their prayer shawls that tie them together.


Source: Genesis 29ff.  |  Portion: Vayetze
Gouache

Date : 2006
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