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Queen Esther Mosaics Series
Queen Esther Seeking Permission to Speak
 

DIPTYCH, 64" x 88"
Each panel 64" x 44"
Smalti, Gems, Gold, Millefiori, Vitreous Glass on Honeycomb Panel. Completed in September 2009
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During the biblical story, as in my series, Esther, undergoes a dramatic transformation: the Esther at the beginning of the story is a passive, obedient Esther, a marionette doll whose strings are pulled by several men. "Be beautiful and keep quiet" is the message she is given and she understands the message well. Later though, during the meeting with Mordechai at the palace, we see a new Esther who, despite her former obedient self, she refuses his request. Without an invitation to appear before the king, she does not dare go before him. Mordechai then tells this passive and beautiful woman that... Read more...

Surreptitious
Dialogue
 23" x 30" Millefiori, Pearls, Gold, Smalti, Vitreous on Honeycomb Panel 23" x 30".
Completed in September 2007.
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Queen Esther Revealing
Her True Identity
 48" x 33" Iridium smalti, gems, gold tessera, gold leaf on panel.
Completed in August 2006.
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Haman Leading Mordechai
on the Royal Horse
 70" x 33" Venetian Vitreous Glass, smalti, gems, gold tessera, gold leaf on panel.
Completed March 2006
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Queen Esther
with Mordechai
 64" x 64" Smalti, gems, gold tessera, gold leaf on panel.
Completed 2005.
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Queen Esther
With Scroll
 36" x 23.5", Venetian Vitreous Glass, smalti, gems, gold tessera, gold leaf on panel.
Completed in November 2004.
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Esther's
Offering
 70" x 43", Ravenna smalti, gold tessera, gems, gold leaf on wood panel.
Completed in April 2004.
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Queen Esther’s
Banquet
 38" x 104", Smalti, Venetian vitreous glass, gold tessera, gold leaf on wood panel.
Completed in April 2003.
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Queen Esther
 75" x 33", Venetian vitreous glass, gold tessera, gems, gold leaf on wood panel.
Oct 2001 - completed in May 2002.
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Queen Esther Holding
Evidence of Haman's Guilt
 48" x 32", Venetian glass, smalti, gold tesserae, gems, gold leaf on wood panel.
Completed in August 2002.
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