Broken Light explores the twenty-two Hebrew letters in palindromic arrays. In these arrangements, the letters both become something else and, at the same time, their forms are made more visible.
Broken Light originates from the notion that the alphabet (or in this case, the alefbet) is a telescope. Not only do we look into it, but, like the great bowl of a radio telescope, we wait to receive the hiss of light, the fossil glow of consciousness, language and culture.
At the opening of the Broken Light exhibition, I explained more about the Hebrew alphabet, the beautify and duplicity of language, how looking carefully at letters is a way of making and unmaking the world. Here’s what I said, minus a few ums and ahs.