2015 – <em>Kav 70</em>, Dov Abramson

Artist and graphic designer Dov Abramson (b.1975) created a conceptual map of Jerusalem named for an imaginary No. 70 bus line and based on 70 images from different parts of the city, in reference to the 70 names of Jerusalem mentioned in the Midrash. These images in silkscreen on ceramic tiles are taken from everyday objects as diverse as manhole covers, public phones, water fountains and decorative elements on buildings. Enlarged or stylized, together they symbolize today’s earthly Jerusalem, a synthesis of the mundane and the spiritual. (Image courtesy of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem)