· By Ford Forlano Art Jewelry

Torah Pointer Exhibit

We were honored to be invited to make a Yad, or Torah Pointer for the Barr Foundation collection in Virginia.  We made drawings and collages and that started a conversation about of what the object might be.  We settled on a "Tree of Life" theme, with dozens of pinched polymer slices attached with wire to the polymer shaft.  The tip of the pointer was covered in gold leaf.  Earlier this year, highlights of the collection were shown at the Guiding Hand exhibit at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA.