The Seven Species – Patina
The Bible mentions the seven native species of fruits and grains that the Jews would find in the land of Israel: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and honey dates. For Bonnie Sachs, the seven species symbolize not only sustenance, but also abundance and nurturance from God.
Creating the Seven Species in clay engenders a feeling of connection to the earth and nature. Bonnie loves the act of rendering the fruits of the earth from the very substance of the earth. After creating the design in clay, Bonnie makes a mold which she then casts in plaster of Paris to replicate the original. Bonnie then creates a weathered bronze patina to suggest the look of the cast bronze era.
Each of the seven species is sold individually or can be purchased as a set. All seven are available.
Materials: plaster of paris, patina
Size: large approx. 15 1/2″ x/ 8″ x 1″; small approx. 8″ x 8″ x 1″ (+ add’l depth for the raised images)
No frame necessary; ready to hang.
These ship directly from the artist’s studio. Please allow 2 weeks for individual species and 3 weeks for the entire set.
Also available in a white finish.
Meet the Artist: Bonnie Sachs
Bonnie started making art as a small child and has always taken art classes, even while pursuing degrees in Hebrew and Computer Science. Most recently, she studied with Vitek Kruta, a professional artist trained in the Old World techniques of the European masters. It is with Vitek that Bonnie learned the methods that she is currently using in her work. Bonnie's present focus is Jewish-themed art. She finds inspiration and meaning from working with the symbols of her Jewish heritage. Bonnie is gratified to create art that can enhance the beauty and warmth of one’s environment and provide a sense of cultural identification and connectedness.Learn More