סיחות ארוחות ערב | Dinner Conversations, 2018

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Dinner Conversations is an interactive dialogue, through Jewish teachings and provocative questions, about Jewish farming, nourishment and food justice.  The hand stamped flatware elevates the ritual of gathering to share a meal from its too often passive nature to one of active participation.  The hand stamped flatware is at once a prompt to contemplation and conversation while also serving to elevate the meal gathering through interaction with sacred ritual object - hand-crafted knives, spoons and forks. Dinner Conversations is a hiddur mitzvah, beautification of the commandment to sanctify our meals.  Eden Village West summer camp embodies the values of farming, food arts and gratitude in a Jewish context for youth (and the adults that love them).  This project was created during the inaugural artist residence and camp season at Eden Village West of northern California.  The work currently exists only in English with plans to create an accompanying set in Hebrew .