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Dreams & Visions

Jacob & Sons
Unity within Diversity

May 20-June 19, 2014
Mandel JCC
Cleveland, OH USA
part of Cleveland Jewish Arts and Culture Lab

Yad Shniyah E-mail

Yad Shniyah
temporary installation
Jerusalem, Israel, August 18, 2010
collaboration with Joseph Connelly as Gordon & Gordon Art

Yad Shniyah comes from a couple's 10 year journey through infertility.

For three years, we collected clothing that had been left on the street for people to take.  In Jerusalem there is a freecycle system in which people to leave clothes and other things out for people to take.  We transformed the clothing into 1,111 dolls.

We each kept one.

Along with a letter, nine were sent to immediate family members. One hundred were sent to people who have had an impact on them through the course of their lives or their fertility journey. Most went to family and friends. The rest were sent to 30 doctors and other professionals they met along the way.

One thousand dolls were delivered over a 26 hour period of time in Jerusalem on August 18th 2010, to be picked up be passers by.

Each doll is about 26 cm (10.5 in). Since the cloth came from so many different types of clothing, none are identical. But they all have a strong family resemblance to each other.  More about this piece can be found at




Meet the Sheep

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