Wedding Canopy for Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, Toronto ON
Cotton and silk on bronze scrim
244 cm. wide x 244 cm. deep x 350 cm. high
(8' x 8' x 11'6")
Metal structure by David Hunt; bird sculptures by Ken Dubblestyne; integrated lighting by Mark Dougherty.
Designed to be used either in the midst of the congregation or on the bimah, this bronze and gold dome-shaped chuppah becomes a semi-transparent sky hovering above the marriage ceremony. A complex network of stars emerge from rays of God's blessing, and four sculptured birds celebrate.
The text, "I will betroth you to me forever", is repeated inside and outside the chuppah in all four directions.
Photos: Paul Kay
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