Bough by Clint Baclawski

Brighter Connected 2020

Bough, a site-specific photographic light installation by artist Clint Baclawski, symbolizes the nine branches of the Hanukkah Menorah. Through deconstructed light, each bulb reveals a portion of a large-format photographic image of a eucalyptus forest captured in Montana de Oro State Park in Los Osos, CA. Most eucalyptus trees can survive more than 250 years in the wild, and are one of the most familiar sights on the Israeli landscape. This forest highlights the significant role that both trees and light play into the Jewish faith. This photographic light installation represents the nine branches of the Hanukkah Menorah. Through deconstructed light, the bulbs reveal a larger conceptual image of a eucalyptus forest highlighting the significant role that trees and light play in the Jewish faith. Reflections from Chelsea faith leaders are shared to inspire all who pass by.

Students from Browne Middle School in Chelsea share their thoughts on the inspiration of light and trees.

To see more from this artist:  https://www.instagram.com/clintbaclawski/

 

Location:  Gallery 456, 456 Broadway, Chelsea, MA

On display December 9 – January 21
No preregistration required
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Artist Clint Baclawski with Chelsea Jewish history expert and resident Ellen Rovner