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  (XI) Obj. ID: 31095 Newtown 26, 2012,, USA, 2012. // Paris, Harvey (b.1951) edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art


2 Name/Title Newtown 26, 2012 | Unknown
3a Object Decorative panel
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Paris, Harvey (b.1951) (Unknown)
5 Date 2012
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin USA
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection United States of America (USA) | Harvey Paris Collection
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10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Magen David
Cross
Crescent
Heart |
14 Category
17 Photographer Loshmanov, Anatoly
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. digital
20 Remarks
20 Description

Newtown 26, 2012 is a carving that attempts to give meaning to a senseless tragedy.  It was created by removing solely 26 cuts or chips of wood from a 12’ round wood plate with a hand held knife. The carving means to represents the hopes, unfulfilled aspirations and tragedy that Newtown has come to represent.

On a surface analysis, the cuts form the symbols representing some of humanity’s greatest hopes. They include the 3 Abrahamic religions (Star of David, Cross and Crescent Moon and Star) as well as a peace sign and a heart. Unfortunately, just as our finest aspirations remain unfulfilled, so too the carving remains unfinished in the area surrounding the star and the central heart is broken.

The outer circle represents the tragedy of Newtown.  Fragments of the 26 cuts, in all shapes and sizes, are attached to nails. The 26th nail has no observable cut, only a tag and the name, Newtown 26, 2012.

Aside from the above analysis, the carving can also represent brain functioning. The inner symbols representing healthy thought processes and the human potential for synthesizing promising, even if not perfect, ideas and concepts. The outer symbols representing a more fragmented and incomplete thought process.

Mental health is among the many issues that the Newtown tragedy has brought to light. Presently there is a serious lack of comprehensive mental health services available in our communities for individuals without significant means. This carving was created with the hopes of increasing both awareness and funding for community mental health services.

Jewish Family Service, a licensed and accredited Connecticut not for profit mental health agency, has been providing comprehensive mental health services available to all Connecticut residents for the past 90 years. This recent economic downturn has severely limited the agency’s ability to provide these essential mental health services. Individuals in desperate need are no longer able to obtain them.


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21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
chip carving
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height 12 inches round
26b Length 12 inches round
26c Width 1 inch
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
http://www.jewishcarving.com/
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
31095
48 Temp: Addenda
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Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

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(XXII) ID: 285430 Newtown 26, 2012, , USA, 2012 edit
Category: Modern Jewish Art
ID: 285430 Newtown 26, 2012, , USA, 2012 edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title Newtown 26, 2012 | Unknown
3a Object Decorative panel
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Paris, Harvey (b.1951) (Unknown)
5 Date 2012
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin USA
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection United States of America (USA) | Harvey Paris Collection
|
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Magen David
Cross
Crescent
Heart |
14 Category
17 Photographer Loshmanov, Anatoly
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S301667
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
chip carving
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 12 inches round
26b Length 12 inches round
26c Width 1 inch
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
285430
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a



     

 

 

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