hand made stained glass angel with wire wing
These art pieces are made out of glass,
Fragments of broken bottles thrown away or glass destroyed during the Israeli invasion of Bethlehem.
Human hands pick them from among the rubble then assemble them together by some of the poorest of the poor in the Bethlehem region at the ICB art workshops.
These art pieces tell all about “the hopes and fears of all the years”
That people have in Bethlehem today.
The broken glass pieces are a sign of the brokenness of our world, and it is also the reason for God to incarnate.
Through his incarnation he brought the divine and the human back together, he picked what seems to be worthless and hopeless and transformed it into a beautiful and whole creation.
It is this incarnation, which took place here in Bethlehem two thousand years ago, which gives us the strength to continue to look for broken lives and hopes and to transform them through art into angels and different art pieces, messengers of justice, peace, and dignity.
hand made ornament. an olive wood circle with a fused glass tree.
Olive wood glass tree. The Palestinian olive tree is a universal symbol of peace and friendship.
For Christians the Olive tree symbolizes 'Hope'.
In the Old Testament a dove returns to Noah and the Ark with an olive branch, a sign that land is near and the flood at an end.
References to Olives and Olive trees are found throughout the Quaran.