The Aron of the Beis Hamikdash
The subject of the Aron (Ark) in the Beis Hamikdash is a fascinating and mysterious entity. When the Temple stood, it was quietly hidden in the holiest area for the Kohein Gadol (High Priest) to visit only once a year. But who made this glorious vessel? I studied the book of Exodus in the Torah and found text relating to its construction by the artist Betzalel. I wanted to honor the original artist and showcase the Aron in all its golden glory with his story winding within it.
Sizing and Medium
Approx 22x28" watercolor, ink, and acrylic on mixed media paper