The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers. ~James Baldwin

The Woven Measure Tape Sukkah Wall by Billha Zussman

The Woven Measure Tape Sukkah Wall by Billha Zussman

The Woven Measure Tape Sukkah Wall | Billha Zussman (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Ever presented boundaries and ever imposed boundaries are always present in our life. In the sukkah and outside! Just think on the amount of constraints the sukkah is subjected to…. We get rid and free ourselves from one restriction to find ourselves dealing with a new one. Our life is woven by boundaries. I chose to design my sukkah wall out of an object which symbolizes many restrictions, boundaries, borders… Not only our mind but even our body is brutally subjected to this object – THE MEASURING TAPE.

My sukkah wall consists of two parts/columns. On the left side we see woven measuring tapes (restrictions) with butterflies (freedom). On the left side, a metamorphosis occurs. The measuring tape lose their size signs, getting rid of their numbers, whereas the free butterflies turn into measuring tape butterflies. The number 7 is the only number on the tapes.

The measuring tapes’ function is negated! A small personal resistance/fight against measures, and of course, these are the seven happy days we spent in the sukkah. The colors of the sukkah wall are those of the autumn.


Harmonic Convergence by Josie Rosenthal

Harmonic Convergence by Josie Rosenthal

Harmonic Convergence | Josie Rosenthal

Josie Rosenthal is a high school art teacher who has been creating artwork professional over ten years. Her artwork uses a combination of natural and man-made fibers and metals. Contrasting elements of these mediums allow her to create boundaries, merge boundaries, and at the same time blur our perception of defined space.


Originality by Melanie Rush

Originality by Melanie Rush

Originality | Melanie Rush (8)

My piece, originality, represents the fact that there are many things in this world that are expected of us. The majority of the times, these things involve no originality whatsoever. My painting shows how there are many people who don’t have the courage to break free from the path. This is represented by the orange line, which has a very direct angled path. The purple line, much smoother and free flowing, shows the people who are not afraid to be original and who they really are inside.


Imagination Has No Limit by Elizabeth Berson

Imagination Has No Limit by Elizabeth Berson

Imagination Has No Limit | Elizabeth Berson (8)

In this painting I portrayed the power of imagination. On my canvas I emulated a simple piece of notebook paper, the connection to reality. On the mock notebook paper, I painted hearts and leaves and different things from my imagination. It shows how limitless imagination can be, if you can tap into your creativity, you can do anything.


My Outfit by Adina Barg

My Outfit by Adina Barg

My Outfit | Adina Barg (7)

My boundary represents the schools dress code. The issue about the dress code is that a tank top has to be at least three fingers width and the shorts length needs to be equal in distance from my shoulder to my fingertips when my arm hangs down. I want to be able to wear short shorts or spaghetti strapped tank top. I think the clothes I chose express my creativity and my emotions.


Referees and Rules of the Game by Azeyah Boyd

Referees and Rules of the Game by Azeyah Boyd

Boundaries: Referees and Rules of the Game | Azeyah Boyd (8)

My painting shows an artist view of a symbol connected to the game, a football. The image of the referee’s shirt represents sport rules and how they are managed and limited “sport boundaries”. I believe some rules associated with sports are not necessary, because they limit the player’s ability to perform. The boundaries could be broken if a coach argues the rules. But what about the player, I think he should be able to state his opinion too.


Imaginary by Noah Hartman

Imaginary by Noah Hartman

Boundaries – Imaginary | Noah Hartman (8)

My painting shows that all boundaries only exist in your imagination. The representation of the man behind the bars shows that he is imagining himself trapped. One can only escape boundaries if they believe that they can. One just needs to believe that they can defeat their boundaries and then their boundaries will be no more. It’s up to the individual to
take care of their own boundaries.


One Day by Shakked Armoza

One Day by Shakked Armoza

One Day | Shakked Armoza (7)

My statement is that when I heard the word “boundaries” I thought of cars and their boundaries, how fast you drive, and how you drive in general. The rules of driving are necessary because they prevent accidents and eliminate danger. Another thought I had was the present day world crisis. Rules in society are also needed to protect us from crimes and hated. Also, I thought about Jewish tradition and laws; they also have to be followed to
help us stay true to our values.