(Photo: Andrianna Veatch)
By: Andrianna Veatch, Staff Reporter
One of Regis’ newest artistic acquisitions now resides in the Regis Room of Carroll Hall—“Under the Wings of God and the Shadow of Amalek” by Dubi Arie. The lithograph currently hanging in the Regis Room is a copy of a huge mural that once graced the O’Sullivan Center, and focuses on the narrative of the Jewish people depicted through seven panels. Arie’s art is bright with saturated colors; the almost mad-dash manner in which the figures and shapes of the panels blend and bleed into and through each other arrests the attention; the story is poignant, and the imagery is extremely evocative—particularly the panel of gravestones. Rising like so many broken tablets, reminiscent of the Ten Commandments, this particular panel (titled “In the Shadow of Amalek”, and depicting the Holocaust) is especially striking and thought-provoking. But “Under the Wings of God” is a work of art laced with hope as well, a testament to the millennia-long survival of the Jewish people.
The original mural, from which our photo lithograph was taken, was significantly large and infinitely more detailed at seven feet high and thirty-nine feet wide, but unfortunately, there is not that much space in the Regis Room, a location chosen specifically as a small center for Judaica traditions and art. Surrounded by several sets of Seder plates, etcetera, Dubi Arie’s labor of love, inspiration, and beauty only adds another layer to Regis’ celebration of its students’ diverse and rich histories.
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